Assistant Professor

Juan Chen is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Macau.  Her teaching and scholarly work encompass three interconnected areas of study. The first area centers around values and ethics, exploring topics such as self-formation, diverse notions of achievement and success, the motivational forces of values in shaping individual and collective understandings of social practice, and the realization of values. Her second research area focuses on gender, sexuality, and intimacy, while her third research interest lies in the field of class, educational strategies and migration.

Juan received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the University of Macau, she contributed as a research fellow at the Southern University of Science and Technology.

  • Research fellow, The Center of Social Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2021-2023
  • Ph.D. Anthropology and Education, University of Cambridge, 2020
  • Ethics, Moralities and Values
  • Gender, Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Class, Mobility and Migration
  • Education, Self-making and Achievement
  • Care, Health and Wellbeing
  • Reproductive Studies
  • Anthropology of Ethics
  • Anthropology of China
  • Juan Chen (2024). Realizing Traditional Values Through Overseas Education: Value Conflicts and Cultural Change in China. Current Anthropology.
  • Juan Chen. (2020). The Paradox of Gender Reversal: Dance Hosts and the Pursuit of Gender Ideals in Contemporary China. The China Quarterly, 243,737-756.
  • Juan Chen. (2019). Values Reconciliation: Constructing the Exemplary Ideal Personhood through Overseas Education[J]. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs,48(1).
  • Juan Chen. (2023). Chinese Families’ Pursuit of Confucian Learning Beliefs through Overseas Education: Rethinking Learning Cultures in Cross-Cultural Research. Journal of Education, Culture and Society.
  • SOCY 1002 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOCY 3000 Gender and Society
  • GEGA 2010 Migration and Multicultural Society
  • SUS Tech Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, China
  • Santander Award, University of Cambridge, UK

The China Quarterly (Journal)

Juan Chen (Reviewer)

August 17, 2023

Peer review of manuscripts

International Institute of Online Education (IIOE) Global Webinar (UNESCO and Southern University of Science and Technology).

Activity: Organizing a webinar event and inviting distinguished keynote speakers.