Julia Zhu

Julia Zhu is a doctoral candidate in the Critical Studies of Race, Class, and Gender program at UC Berkeley’s School of Education. Her work explores the ways that college students in China perceive social class and meritocracy, and how social economic and educational changes have shaped their perceptions of social inequality and inequity.

Julia was born and raised in China. Prior to studying at Berkeley, she has obtained BA in Early Childhood Education and MA in Sociology of Education at Beijing Normal University. And she has studied at Hong Kong Education University and University of Helsinki as an exchange student. She is passionate about transcultural communications.

Specializations and Interests

Social class and gender; Higher education; First-generation college students; Cultural Studies

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MA, Sociology of Education, Beijing Normal University