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Jenny Chan

Jenny Chan (Ph.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and China Studies in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a Member of the Sub-committee on “Community, Organization and Globalisation” Subjects (a Sub-committee of the Academic Planning and Regulations Committee), and a Management Committee Member of the China Research and Development Network, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
 

Currently, Jenny is the Vice President of Communications of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labor Movements (2018-2022), an Advisory Board Member of the Global Labour Journal (2019-), an Editorial Board Member of Rural China: An International Journal of History and Social Science (2019-), and a Contributing Editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal (2015-). Her first book is Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers (co-authored with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai). She co-edited a 2019 special issue of Critical Sociology entitled, “Precarization and Labor Resistance” (with Chris Rhomberg and Manjusha Nair).

Books

  • Dying for an iPhone

    by Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun, et al.

    Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai offer a harrowing look into the lives and struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers confronting the Apple-Foxconn empire and the Chinese state.