Global Studies

Meina Jia Sandal

defends her dissertation

On 23 February, Meina Jia Sandal obtained her PhD degree after successfully defending her dissertation titled “Daigou: Transnational Flows, Relatedness, and the Reproduction of the Chinese Family”.

Meina’s dissertation explored how Chinese women in Denmark had utilized their connections and the knowledge and social capital they had acquired as mothers to start successful businesses buying milk powder in Denmark and selling it to consumers in China – a phenomenon known as “daigou”, meaning “to buy on behalf of (someone)”.

The defense was followed by a small reception, where family, friends and colleagues helped Meina celebrate her momentous achievement and her new postdoc position at Copenhagen University.

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