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Janny Chang

Program: Applied Anthropology

Degree: Ph.D.

Previous Graduate Education: MPhil, Columbia University (2011); M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology and Teaching Credential, UC Davis (2009); M.A. in Government, Thesis: "Toward a Communitarian Approach in Multicultural Education: A Comparative Study of African-American and Asian-American Students at Harvard College" Harvard Extension School (2008).

Research Interests: China-Africa work/employee relations, cross-cultural conflicts and negotiations, international development in the private sector, issues of labor, management styles, social dynamics, friendship and trust in FDI and domestic firms

Geographical Interests: China, Africa, Zambia

Selected Presentations:
"Chinese and Zambian Labor Relations at a Telecommunications Company." Presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana. (2010)

“The Chinese in Zambia: Labor Tensions in Working Relations.” Informal Presentation. Writing on Africa Workshop. Center for African Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. (2010)

“An Overview of the History of Sino-African Relations.” Lecture for an African History Course. Barnard College. Columbia University. New York, NY. (2010)

“The Chinese in Zambia: Neoliberal Labor Practices at a Chinese-Owned Technology Company.” Summer Research Proposal Presentation Series, Colloquium. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. (2010)

“The Chinese in Zambia: Labor Relations at a Chinese-Owned Technology Company,” The Center for African Education Open House.Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. (2010)

“The Chinese in Africa: Huawei Technology Corporation and the Emerging Middle Class in Zambia,” African and African American Studies Seminar Series. UC Davis. Davis, CA. (2009)

“Chinese Entrepreneurial Communities in Zambia,” Stanford African Studies Conference. Stanford, CA. (2008)

“Invisible Neoliberalism: Labor, Violence and Resistance in Chinese-owned Mines in Zambia,” Anthropology Graduate Seminar Series. Davis, CA. (2008)

“The Chinese in Zambia and Contested Boundaries.” Asian American Studies Graduate Student Conference. Berkeley, CA. (2008)

Awards/Grants:
Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Program Award (2010)

Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s Daniel and Mariane Spiegel Fund (2010)

Columbia University Institute of African Studies’ Leitner Fellowship (2010)

Columbia University Teacher’s College Minority Fellowship Award (2009)

Summer Fellowship to study the impact of Chinese technology companies on Zambian society and culture, UC Davis, Department of Anthropology (2008)

Summer Fellowship to study the impact of Chinese technology companie son Zambian society and culture, UC Davis, Department of African and African American Studies (2008)

Summer Fellowship to study the impact of law on Zambian mine workers under the management of Chinese mining companies in the Copperbelt, UC Davis, Department of Anthropology (2007)