Shan Shi

Shan Shi


Personal profile


Shan Shi (石珊) is a PhD student whose research interests lie in social network analysis, relational sociology, and the sociology of music. Her primary research focuses on homophily in social networks, collaboration in cultural production, and the culture-state-market dynamics.

Supervised by Nick Crossley and Helen Holmes, her doctoral project applies a mixed-methods approach to explore the intersubjective world of music production. Using the record label BADHEAD as a case study, this project examines the social networks that sustain the alternative Chinese rock world. 


2023/24SOCY10461Global Social Challenges (UG)Teaching Assistant
2023/24SOST10142Applied Statistics for Social Scientists (using R) (UG)Teaching Assistant


Statistical Models for Social Networks (PG)

Teaching Assistant


Office hours

Thursdays 15.00 to 16.00. Please email for an

My group

  • The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis
  • Research IT Academic Advisory Group


Shan obtained her BA in Sociology from Yunnan University in 2017. She then worked in the music industry in Beijing (Modernsky Entertainment CO.,LTD) before returning to postgraduate study at the University of Manchester, where she obtained an MSc in Sociological Research with distinction in 2022, followed by her PhD studies.

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Sociological Research, The University of Manchester

15 Sept 202130 Sept 2022

Award Date: 2 Dec 2022

Bachelor of Laws, Sociology, Yunnan University

1 Sept 20131 Jul 2017

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology
  • music worlds and sociology of music
  • mixed methods
  • HA Statistics
  • social networks