Xia'nan Jin

Key information

BA (Wuhan), LLM (Beijing)
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Thesis title
Women's political life in post-genocide Rwanda (working title)


Xianan Jin is a feminist political scientist currently pursuing her PhD at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London. Since her performance in Richard III by Shakespeare in college, Xianan has studied politics and practised feminism in Beijing, Taipei, Rome and London. She is interested in the representation of women in global politics, and how women from rich and poor backgrounds participate in politics differently. For her PhD project, she did her fieldwork in Rwanda for a year to investigate women’s engagement with politics after the genocide in 1994. She is also a member of VaChina, a Chinese feminist group in the UK since 2017. Coming from working-class family background, Xianan is dedicated to the politics of knowledge production and education for the marginalised groups of people.

Research interests

  • African politics

  • Gender Studies

  • Feminist ethnography and other methodology

  • Gender and sexualities in Africa

  • Transnational feminism and feminist social movement

  • Marxism (racial capitalism and Marxist feminism) 

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