Yining Chen

Yining Chen

Gender Studies

Tel.: +49 (551) 4956 - 276
Fax: +49 (551) 4956 - 170
ychen(at)mmg.mpg.de

Yining Chen joins the institute as a PhD student, after her stay in gender studies department at Utrecht University, and completion of two Master’s degrees from Osaka University, and University of Göttingen and University of Groningen respectively.

Yining's current research originates and is grounded in her personal, academic and organization-mediated engagement with two loosely bound circles of queer refugees and asylum seekers, and Chinese queer migrants in the Netherlands since 2015. Tracing and tracking the circulation, negotiation and materiality of needs, desires, interests and senses of obligation, her research aims to unravel intricate dynamics in the formation and existence of those circles, vis-á-vis the intersections of capitalism, political twist, and scientific and technological development in the global present.