Clare Wan

Clare (Xiaoqian) Wan is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Brown University.  She obtained a master’s degree in social sciences at the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Zhejiang University in China. Before coming to Brown, she conducted urban ethnographic works in Shanghai and Chicago, with an interest in urban marginalization and the informal economy. At Brown, she uses a critical race perspective to engage with economic sociology and development. Her dissertation explores the formation of transnational markets between Chinese suppliers and Ghanaian traders in the racialized global economy.

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