Dr Li Sun is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. As an ethnic ‘Miao’ woman, she grew up in a remote village in southwestern China. Since 2007, she has been living and working abroad (in the UK, Germany, the US and the Netherlands). Besides academic positions, Li also serves as a consultant to the UN, World Bank, and OECD, as well as government offices in the UK, the Netherlands and China. Her main research interest is China’s urbanization and globalization. Her book Rural Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China was published by Palgrave in 2018.