Yuan Wei entered the PhD program in Anthropology in fall 2016. He received his M.A. in Anthropology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and B.A. in International Politics in Fudan University. His research interests include gender and sexuality, queer and transgender studies, and medical anthropology. His doctoral research intends to delve into the medical practices around transsexualism and lived experience of gender variant people in post-socialist China. He is also enthusiastic about integrating social research with activism. Before entering SFU, he had worked in NGO development and gender equality for about two years. Senior Supervisor: Michael Hathaway; Committee Member: Cindy Patton.