Lisa Richaud

F.R.S. - FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow

Lisa Richaud is FNRS post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (ULB). Her research falls at the intersection of China scholarship, anthropology, and urban studies. She is currently preparing a monograph tentatively entitled Casual Asssemblies: Re-Staging Socialist Amateur Performances in Beijing Public Parks, based on her PhD thesis (ULB, 2016). Peer-reviewed journal articles based on her doctoral fieldwork are available in journals such as Urban Studies, L'Espace Politique, and Civilisations, or L'Homme. Previously, Lisa worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the collaborative, ESRC-funded project “Migration, Mental Health and the Chinese Mega-City” (Fudan University and King's College London), where she explored the affective experiences of precarious urban life in a context of rural-to-urban migration. Publications resulting from her ethnography, co-authored with Ash Amin, can be found in journals such as International Health, Public Culture, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. As an FNRS post-doctoral researcher (2019-2022), she will carry out a new research project on public solitude in the night-time Chinese city.

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