Utrecht University

Hong WuHong Wu is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University. She has worked with Ford foundation and Narada foundation in the fields of sexuality education for Chinese migrant children. Having studied Chinese migrant children for three years, she is increasingly concerned about and interested in the migrant and citizen identity, as well as the urban life experience of migrant children, especially migrant girls who remained largely invisible in academic course. Hong’s research entitled Being a Migrant Girl in the City: Migrant and Citizen Identity and Urban Life Adjusting Practices of Chinese Migrant Girls focuses on Chinese migrant girls aged between 12 to 14 years holding a rural hukou (residence registration) and living in the city, with the aim of exploring how Chinese migrant girls perceive their citizen identity and migrant identity and how they adjust to urban life. Her supervisors are Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Buikema and Dr. Kathrin Thiele. Hong’s research interests mostly focus on migrant children studies, gender studies and related issues.