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Biography

Kaidong Yu is an early career researcher in Sociology. His research interests focus on stratification/social inequalities, education and social mobility, and qualitative research methods. Kaidong completed his PhD in Sociology at University of Manchester in 2023 and his project was fully-funded by the School of Social Sciences. His PhD research explored the educational experiences and trajectories of different generations of working-class students in the UK, with a strong focus on subjective inequality. Kaidong has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Manchester since 2020. He has taught a wide range of modules addressing inequalities, social class, education, culture, and research methods to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Teaching

SOCY71011 Social Capital and Social Change (2023-24)

SOCY10471 Getting Personal: Intimacy and Connectedness in Everyday Life (2023-24)

SOCY20231 Sustainability, Consumption and Global Responsibility (2023-24)

UCIL22601 Why China Matters (2023-24)

SOCY10440 Researching Culture and Society (2022-23)

SOCY20602 Social Class and Inequality in Britain (2022-23)

UCIL22602 Understanding China’s Rise in A Globalising World (2022-23)

SOCY20091 Qualitative Research Design & Methods (2022-23)

SOCY20031 Work, Economy and Society (2022-23)

SOCS15001 Power and Value (2022-23)

SOCY10401 Inequalities in Contemporary British Society (2020-21)

SOCY20052 Education and Society (2020-21)

SOCY20282 Social Change in China (2020-21)

Qualifications

2018 - Master of Arts, Contemporary Sociology, University of Leicester (2016 - 2017)

2016 - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Central China Normal University (2012 - 2016)

Research interests

Inequality, social mobility and reproduction, figurational sociology and Norbert Elias

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA), the European Sociological Association (ESA), and the Norbert Elias Foundation

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