Critical Ethnography, Governance, Post-socialism, Public Space, Informal Sector, Political Economy, Cuba, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Qiu shifted her research field from China to Cuba in 2018. She graduated from LSU with a Master’s thesis based on her fieldwork in 2018 and 2019 in Santiago de Cuba. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in China, where she used to do the fieldwork in nursing homes of the elders. Regarding her research interests, Qiu focuses on doing ethnography about Cuban people’s post-revolutionary livelihood, informal economy, and governmentality. She now also focuses on currency system and political contingency in post-covid Cuba. Qiu teaches "ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in Mason.
ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
M.A. in Anthropology, Louisiana State University
B.L. in Sociology, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law