Catherine Cheng | Catherine Man Chuen Cheng
Catherine Man Chuen Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at University of Toronto. She is also a Doctoral Associate of Gender, Migration and the Work of Care in the Centre of Global Social Policy at University of Toronto. Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender, nation-state, migration, labor, and citizenship.
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Biography

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a Doctoral Associate of Gender, Migration and the Work of Care in the Centre of Global Social Policy at University of Toronto.  My research interests lie at the intersection of gender, nation-state, migration, labor, and citizenship.
My dissertation project, “Intimate Frontiers: Chinese Marriage Migrants, Citizenship, and Labor in Taiwan and Hong Kong,”  is a multi-sited ethnography on the intimate lives of the Chinese women who married across two contested borders to the metropolitan areas of Taiwan and Hong Kong. Based on 18 months of fieldwork in larger Taipei areas, Hong Kong, and various cities in China, this project examines how colonial entanglement and reshuffling of global economic order intersect with geo-political tensions among the Greater China area shape the everyday lives of Chinese marriage migrants and their participation in family, community, labor market, and political events; and in returns, how intimate lives of Chinese marriage migrants reconfigure the economic and political landscapes of Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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Publications

Cheng, Catherine Man Chuen and Hae Yeon Choo (equal authors). 2015. Women’s migration for domestic work and cross-border marriage in East and Southeast Asia: Reproducing domesticity, contesting citizenship. Sociology Compass, 9: 654-667.
Cheng, Catherine Man Chuen. 2014. Migrant Workers or Trafficked Victims? Structural Vulnerabilities of Women Migrant Workers in Contemporary China. In Human Trafficking: Reconsidering the Problem, Envisioning New Solutions, edited by Kimberly Kay Hoang and Rhacel Parreñas, pp. 50-57. New York: The International Debate Education Association.
Cheng, Man Chuen. 2010. Emotional Risk and its Management among Chinese Female Sex Workers in Macau. Social Transformation in Chinese Societies, 16: 61-92.

Teaching

University of Toronto

Courses taught:
Gender in Global Contexts | Winter 2016
Race, Class, Gender | Fall 2013
Invited guest lectures:
“Circuits of reproductive labor: Sex work and mothering in contemporary China”. Gender in Global Contexts: Rethinking Work and Love in a Global World. February 2014.
“Practicing reflexivity in class-room learning and doing research”. Practicum in Qualitative Research Methods. March 2013.
“Researching Motherhood and Sex Work in Macao”. Gender in Global Contexts: Rethinking Work and Love in a Global World. October 2012.

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards:

ASA Asia/Asian American Section Graduate Student Paper Award (2014)

ASA Sex and Gender Section Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award (2014)

Cheryl Allyn Miller Award for Research on Women and Work, Sociologists for Women in Society (2014)

Braverman Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems,

Labor Studies Division (2014)

The University of Toronto Mississauga Graduate Student Best Paper in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2014)

Hong Kong Sociological Association Best M-Phil Thesis Award (2011)

Fellowships and Grants:

Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Studies Fellowship (2016-2017)

China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award (2015-2016)

Kwok Sau Po Scholarship (2015-2016)

Asian Institute Director Recognition Award, University of Toronto (2015-2016)

Doctoral Completion Award, University of Toronto (2015-2016)

Doctoral Associate Award, Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care (2015-2016)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015)

Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship (2014-2015)

UTM Graduate Student Travel Grant (2015-2016)

Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Student Conference Travel Award (2013-2014; 2015-2016; 2016-2017)

School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant (2012-2013)

School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant (2011-2012; 2014-2015)

University of Toronto Fellowship (2010-2014)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Studentship (2008-2010)

United College Overseas Exchange Scholarship (2006-2007)

CV & Contact

My CV is available upon request.
Please kindly contact me at mc.cheng@utoronto.ca