Bei Ju


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Bei JU (Jenny) is a Lecturer in Intercultural Communication at the University of Manchester. Her research interests focus on the nexus between ICTs and migration within intercultural communication.

Prior to joining the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS), Jenny was an assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Arts at Macau University of Science and Technology (2019-2022). She examined how social media use (dis)empowers female labour migrants in vulnerable conditions, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jenny also worked as a researcher and outreach officer at the United Nations University Institute in Macau (2017-2019). Her research explored the social media use of mainland Chinese dual migrants in their border crossing. Meanwhile, she was responsible for developing institutional strategies to manage partnerships with academic institutions.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Secretary for the Language and Social Interaction Division, International Communication Association (Starting from 2024)

Member of the Editorial Board, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications

Reviewer of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

Reviewer of the Intercultural Communication Division, International Communication Association



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Guangdong University Of Foreign Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Nanchang University

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Macau

Certificate of Social Media for UN Professionals, United Nations System Staff College (2019)

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Social Media
  • Migration
  • New Media
  • ICT
  • Adaptation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • vulnerability


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