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Podcast #3 is online! Guest: Haiyue (Fiona) Shan

In this episode, Puck de Boer talks to Haiyue (or Fiona, her English name) Shan, a PhD student at the Sociology department of VU University. From a holistic, multidisciplinary perspective, she investigates the experiences and challenges of Chinese migrant women in the Netherlands before, during and after they give birth, with a special focus on mental health and postpartum depression. Haiyue likes to experiment with podcasts and documentaries to collect data and disseminate her research outcomes.

Topics in this podcast include:
-Haiyue’s research, the importance of a multidisciplinary perspective and the role of anthropology within it.
-Questions and challenges regarding pregnancy in current times, and the ways these are – and could be better – addressed.
-The benefits and ethics of employing technological innovations in the social sciences.

Listen to the podcast on Standplaats Wereld or Spotify!
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