Dr Shuang Qiu joined Keele as a Lecturer in Sociology in 2022. Prior to this, she taught widely in Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. Shuang was awarded her PhD in Women's Studies in 2020 at the University of York, where her doctoral research focuses on the gendered lived experience of LAT people in constructing their families lives and intimate relationships. She has recently published her research monograph ‘Gender and family practices’ with Palgrave Macmillan as part of its Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences series.

Research and scholarship

Shuang's main research interests are in the areas of sociology of the family; gender and heterosexuality; intimate and personal relationships; emotion; qualitative research methods, and East Asian studies.


  • SOC 10009 Social Inequalities in the Contemporary World
  • SOC 20043 Globalisation and its Discontents - Module Leader
  • SOC 20049 SContemporary Social Theory



Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Qiu, S. (2022) Negotiating Intimacy and Identities: Living Apart Together Relationships in China. In S. Quaid and C. Hugman (Eds.). Negotiating Families and Personal Lives in the 21st century: Exploring Diversity, Social Change and Inequalities. Routledge.



I am happy to welcome enquiries related to my research interests:

  • Gender and sexuality
  • ageing and intergenerational relations in China
  • Family and intimate relationship
  • Emotion
  • Educational migration

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