Dr. Joy Yueyue Zhang  张悦悦

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Kent

My expertise is on the transnational governance of scientific uncertainty, with a focus on the Sino-European context. My work on the life sciences and climate science contributes to cosmopolitan social theories by empirically examining how actors in non-Western societies capitalize on the concept of global risk and how this gives rise to new modes of social intervention.

Before joining SSPSSR, I worked at l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where I also obtained my PhD in Sociology in 2010 and MSc in 2006. Previous to that, I was graduated from Peking University Health Science Centre, majoring in clinical medicine.

I’m an Affiliated Researcher of le Collège d’Etudes Mondiales, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), France. I also hold a research position at the Research Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Peking University Health Science Centre from 2011 to 2015.

I’m keen on exploring artistic tools in exploring bioethical and sociological questions. To date, I have had three solo photographic exhibitions.

From January 2015 to March 2018, I am leading the ESRC Future Research Leaders project on ‘Governing Accountability in China’s Life Sciences: A Comparative Study of Stem Cell and GM Food Governance’. Please visit the project website www.kent.ac.uk/gsa for details.

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