Jiazhi Fengjiang

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Fengjiang received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Her ongoing book project explores the political, moral and economic lives of ordinary people who strategized volunteering and charitable work in coping with political-economic restructurings in contemporary China. Her broader research interests span political and economic anthropology, anthropology of development, ethics and humanitarianism, gender, work, mobility, and East Asian studies, as well as visual and graphic anthropology. During her time as a Fung Fellow, she will conduct a new research project on Chinese transnational humanitarianism in southeast Asia.