UCL Department of Geography


Ruby Liao

Research Title

Exploring social relationships and social infrastructure for women in a second-tier Chinese city

More about Ruby

Academic experience

  • MPhil/PhD Human Geography, University College London (2023 - present)
  • MSc in Urban Studies, University College London
  • BA in Geography, University College London
Research Interests

In post-reform China after the 1980s, significant shifts unfolded across social norms, family structures, urban landscapes, and demographic patterns. These transformations undoubtedly influence personal networks within society. This project explores the dynamics of Chinese women's social relationships against this backdrop of change, understanding how these relationships are consolidated through the utilisation of diverse public spaces within the city