Dr. LUO Yu (羅鈺)


Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Luo received her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in environmental economics from Peking University. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, she was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California Berkeley. Luo is the 2016 recipient of the Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Prize awarded by the Society for Applied Anthropology. 

Research Interests/Areas

Luo's research interest includes ethnicity and indigeneity, Asian borderlands, heritage and tourism, urban-rural transformations, wildlife conservation, and China’s global nexus. She has published in Modern ChinaSocial AnthropologyVerge: Global Studies in AsiasSocial and Cultural Geography, and International Journal of Heritage Studies and has contributed to the Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China. She is currently working on her book manuscript on ethnic branding and cultural politics of the Buyi (Bouyei) in late-socialist southwest China.


Courses Taught: 

CAH 2510 Cultural Exchange in Global Context 

CAH 2536 Intangible Heritages and Indigenous Cultures 

CAH 3517 Cultural Tourism 

CAH 3853 Contemporary China from an Anthropological Perspective

CAH 3862 Oral History and Field Study 

GE 1135 Material Culture in Everyday China: A Historical Perspective