Dr Alex Chelegeer

Dr Alex Chelegeer


I am a Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across fields including research methods, social policy analysis, inequality, identity, and the sociology of culture and media. Before joining Leeds, I have been a research assistant at Peking University, China, and have provided educational consultancy for thousands of international students.

Research interests

I am an ethnic Daur-minzu born in a remote town at the northeastern end of China. Throughout my growing-up experiences, I have always been considered as a national minority by the Chinese majority population and as a typical Chinese by people outside the regime. Such contrast has become my self-driven goal for examining ethnic boundaries, migratory experiences and identity. My previous research has foucsed on observing and interviewing various minority cohorts in their everyday activies and their engagements in media. By combining sociological perspectives from American and European theorists with my expertise in China, Chinese societies and the communist management of diversity, I have developed broader research interests and inititated ongoing research programs related to institutionalized politics, gloablization, social stratification, and multiculturalism. 

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  • PhD in Sociology, University of Leeds
  • MA Media and Culture Studies, Peking University
  • MA Intercultural Communication, Peking University

Professional memberships

  • UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association
  • British Association for Chinese Studies
  • British Sociological Association
  • Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies