Jiaqi Liu

Sciences Po Paris, Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, cum laude, 2017

University of Arizona, Juris Doctor, 2015

Ocean University of China, Bachelor of Law, 2015

Research Interests: International migration, refugee studies, return migration, citizenship, nationalism, political sociology, border studies

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/ucsd.edu/jiaqi-liu/home

I am a PhD student in Sociology at University of California, San Diego, studying the political sociology of international migration with a regional focus on East Asia. My research locates itself at the critical juncture between law, international politics, and sociology. In particular, I examine how non-democratic states in the Global South construct transborder membership in the context of forced migration. Prior to UC San Diego, I was funded by the Eiffel Scholarship to pursue a master's degree at Sciences Po Paris in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (cum laude), specializing in the refugee regime of European Union. I also hold a Juris Doctor from University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Law degree from Ocean University of China. I have provided pro bono legal assistance to numerous refugees from South Asia and Latin America, and worked for international organizations such as the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Contested Refugeeness: Diasporic return, refugee discourses, and nation building in socialist China

Constructing Sojourner Returnees: The local politics of return migration and citizenship in China