Beatrice Zani

EATS Board Member, 2018-present

I am an economic sociologist, research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)/ Interdisciplinary Unit for Economic Sociology (LISE), and I teach sociology and Asian studies at Sciences Po Paris. I received my PhD in sociology from Lyon University (2019). Before joining the CNRS, I have been a lecturer at Lyon’s Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Lyon), and I served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Tuebingen, European research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) in 2020-21, as well as at McGill University between 2021 and 2023. Since 2018, I have enthusiastically been serving as a board member of the European Association for Taiwan Studies (EATS).

My research interests include economic sociology, transnational labor and marriage migration, gender, global work and inequality, migrant entrepreneurship, digitality, and globalization. Drawing on the case study of transnational labor in the Asian shipping sector (China, Taiwan, Singapore), my ongoing research explores the link between migration, digitality, global work and migrant entrepreneurship in the transformation of global economy and globalization. I have been awarded the Mobility Prize by the Mobile Lives Forum; the Lyon 2 University Dissertation Award, and the Young Author Award by the journal Sociology of Work. I have an extensive track record of publications in the field of migration, transnationalism, and migrant digital entrepreneurship, including a monograph Women Migrants in Southern China and in Taiwan. Mobilities, Digital Economies and Emotions (Routledge, 2022).

Dr Beatrice Zani, Research fellow, French National Center for Scientific Research.