With CAPI from July, 2005 - Present
Accreditations: BA (Guizhou), MPhil (HK), PhD (Toronto)
Xiaobei Chen received her B.A. from Guizhou University (China), M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She was awarded a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta (2001 -2003).
Xiaobei Chen is the author of Tending the Gardens of Citizenship: Child Saving in Toronto, 1880s-1920s (University of Toronto Press, 2005), and co-editor of Social Work for Women in the Chinese Context (Chinese Social Sciences Press, 2006). She has also published articles in refereed journals and has contributed to several titles. Her current research and writing interests lie in global/local citizenship politics in areas of international adoptions, neo-liberal restructuring and its effects on women, within and across North American and Asia Pacific national borders.
Her areas of interest include: governance of family and children in migration across the Pacific; transnational feminist politics in Pacific Rim countries; Christian missions in China; race, identity and culture in historical and contemporary societies.