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Maria Jaschok Maria Jaschok (PhD SOAS) is the director of the International Gender Studies Centre (Dept of International Development, Oxford) and Co-Founder of WAGNet and WAGRev. Other affiliations/engagements: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, DK: NIAS Associate, Senior Research Fellow. Member of Advisory Editorial Board for Gendering Asia series, NIAS; Member of Editorial Board, Berliner China-Hefte. Chinese History and Society, Berlin; Co-Founder of the Women’s Initiatives on International Affairs in Asia (WIIAA) Network. Research Interests: Religion, gender and agency; gendered constructions of memory; feminist ethnographic practice; marginality and identity. For more details, see http://igs.qeh.ox.ac.uk 
Alessandra Aresu Alessandra Aresu is Chiang Ching-kuo Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Bristol, UK and at the Faculty of Education, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Her current research focuses on sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Alessandra obtained her PhD at the University of Westminster and her MA in Chinese Studies at SOAS. She is the author of several articles on young people, education, health and sexuality in contemporary China. For more information see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ceas/members/core/aresu.shtml 
Red Chan Red Chan (DPhil. Oxon) is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick. Her research covers contemporary Chinese literature and culture, translation studies, gender and cultural studies. For more information see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ctccs/staff/chan/  
Anne Gerritsen Anne Gerritsen has been involved with WAGnet since its humble beginnings and has been at all the WAGnet graduate student workshops. During the course of her studies (MA Leiden, PhD Harvard) and teaching at Warwick University, she has tackled quite a number of different topics (literati and local culture in Jiangxi, local religious cults, prosopography), but she has tended to intersperse that with work on women and gender (the writings on women by a late Ming thinker, the afterlife of a young female poet, male friendships). Lately her research has taken Anne to local material culture (especially ceramics from Jingdezhen) in a global context. For more details, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/people/staff_index/agerritsen/
Marianne Hester Marianne Hester (MA Oxon PhD Leeds) is Professor of Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol, UK, and has close links with the Political Science and Law University in Beijing, China. She has carried out research into many aspects of gender-based violence, including comparative research on domestic violence in China and UK, and on ‘young people’s experiences and perceptions of violence while growing up’ in China and UK. For more details, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/fpcw/staff/hester.shtml
Mary Mazzilli Mary Mazzilli is a PhD Candidate at SOAS (Chinese and Comparative literature). She studied at the University of Edinburgh (MA) and at the University of Westminster (BA). Visiting lecturer of English Literature (Women’s writing) at Goldsmith College in 2007/08, she has been presenting many papers at several conferences in the UK and in Europe. Her research interests vary from Chinese and Anglo-American modern and contemporary literature, Gender Studies to Transnationalism and Globalization. In her ‘spare’ time she writes plays (they have been staged in fringe and non-fringe venues across London) and poetry. In 2007 Mary published a novel co-written with her mum, Addolorata Cagnazzo Riflessioni di un Viaggio ( Levanti ed.). She is also a book reviewer for Incorporating Writing online magazine and a theatre reviewer from Fringe Review.
Fiona Moore Fiona Moore (D.Phil. Oxon) is Professor of Business Anthropology at Royal Holloway University of London. Her current research focuses on the use of hybrid identities for knowledge transfer by Taiwanese expatriate professionals. More details can be found at www.fiona-moore.com.
Nicola Spakowski
Nicola Spakowski is Professor of History at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Her main research interest is the history of twentieth century and contemporary China. In the field of women studies, she has worked on theoretical developments in Chinese feminism and women studies since the 1980s and on women’s military participation in the Communist revolution (1920s to 1940s). See also http://www.jacobs-university.de/directory/02650/.
Julia Stone is a PhD Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin in the East Asian Studies Institute. She is working on late Qing social history in Hong Kong and Southern China, especially child abandonment and female infanticide. Her research interests are gender studies, missions history, Sino-European cultural transfer and child welfare history.
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