Zhou Zhou

I am a second-year PhD student in Anthropology at Rice University. My developing project focuses on telecommunication scams in China. Through mapping the network of scams, I explore exchanges of humans, objects, technologies of crime, and technologies of governance within China and between China and Southeast Asia. How technologies mediate people's imagination of and interaction with the state is the question motivating my research.

Before attending Rice, I earned an MA in the Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BEng in Conservation of Historical Architecture from Tongji University. My master's thesis examines the irony and political detachment expressed by forcibly disbanded Protestant congregations in China.

Research Areas

STS, statecraft, bureaucratic care, police, media, virtuality, China, Southeast Asia


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