Wei Wang joined the Department of Political and Social Change at the end of 2016 as a visiting PhD candidate for 2 years, supervised by Professor Tamara Jacka. Before she came to ANU, she was a PhD candidate at College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) at China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing, where she majored in development studies and got her bachelor degree in Management. The topic of her PhD thesis is ‘The differentiation of the peasantry’, exploring the process of peasant differentiation and its dynamic mechanism in contemporary China. Wei did her fieldwork at a small traditional village in Hebei Province, China. Other than her PhD thesis, Wei is also interested in research on food politics and left-behind population.