Nellie Chu | Duke Kunshan University

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Nellie Chu

Assistant Professor of Social Science, Duke Kunshan University


Nellie Chu is an Assistant Professor of Social Science at Duke Kunshan University. She received her BA in International Relations (Highest Honors) and German Language and Culture (High Honors), from the University of California, Davis and her MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2014). In 2016-2017, she held a fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies/Henry Luce Foundation for China Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities and served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Goettingen Center for Modern East Asian Studies in Germany. In 2017-2018, she held a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University’s School for Industrial and Labor Research. Dr. Chu’s current research focuses on global supply chains in fashion and the transnational role of migrant entrepreneurs. She has also started a new project on West African and Korean religious communities related to the doctrine of prosperity. Her research site for both projects is Guangzhou.