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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, MacEwan University

Dr. Liu’s research examines Africa-China engagements through the everyday lives of Nigerian and Chinese traders in China. Her current book project traces how global south migrants use trade with China to fight for long-term success in the face of western financial hegemonies, post-colonial development histories and global racial hierarchies. Dr. Liu’s research continues to interrogate Africa-China relations, with expanding interest to include the political economy of new forms of money in Nigeria and the education migration of Nigerian youths to global south destinations, such as China and Northern Cyprus, and global north destinations, such as Canada and Germany.


  • 2022–2023
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology


  • 2021 
    University of Toronto, PhD, Anthropology