Rumin Luo is now at Universität Duisburg Essen.
As of April 2012 Dr. Rumin Luo worked as a research fellow in the department for religious diversity. Ms Rumin Luo obtained her Bachelor Degree (2003) in Rural Regional Development and a Master Degree (2006) in Sociology from China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing, China. She was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Study of Asia from 1 September 2010 to 31 March 2011 in Boston University (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Robert Weller, Chair of Department of Anthropology. Her PhD work was on “Migration, Integration and Institutional Passage” with scholarship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft from October 2008 to March 2012 in Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany. In her dissertation, she examines in depth how institutional arrangements, in particular, the Hukou (Household Registration) system, influence the integration of migrants. Under this unique Chinese system, migrants are defined by Hukou location. In other words, a “migrant” is someone who has lived outside of his or her registered location for more than six months. The primary research questions concern the social, economic, political and psychological integration of migrants in cities, which is measured by comparing their status with non-migrant urban residents.
Earlier Rumin Luo was also involved in projects and researches in development fields which covered a wide range of issues, poverty, gender, natural resource management, sustainable development etc., and which were sponsored by Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), UK Department for International Development (DFID), Japan Bank For International Cooperation (JBIC), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 2002-2008. She worked for Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as a full time officer in the Sino-German cooperation Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation project in China From 2005 to 2008. Her working areas cover more than 10 provinces in China.