Shuran Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and RHEA, the Research Centre on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her fields of interest and expertise are social movement, gender study and Chinese modern history.
She graduated from Peking University in Beijing, China in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese literature. She continued her studies at Peking University and earned a Master of Science in historical geography in 2017.
Her PhD research focuses on women’s movements and women’s organizations in the first half of the 20th century China, which is an interdisciplinary study of political science, gender study and history. She uses the method of case study to analyse the process and the impacts of women’s movements (especially the women’s suffrage movements) in Chinese modern history.