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MomQ Action Research

The Power of Mom

MomQ is a word created by GMI, it refers to mom power and leadership. The assumption behind GMI is that every mom has MomQ! In order to explore the characteristics consisting of MomQ, GMI has launched MomStory100 to interview moms around the globe to share their life journey. And MomStory100 also contributes to GMI MomQ action research for generalizing critical findings to redefine Mom identity.

For the detailed research plan:

Academic Advisors
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Dr. Chao An

Peking University, Beijing Normal University

Dr. Chao An is assistant researcher in China Institute of Education & Social Development, Beijing Normal University. She got her Master degree from Peking University and her Ph. D from Beijing Normal University. She is engaged in postdoctoral research in the Department of sociology at Tsinghua University. Her research interests include sociology of education, teacher education and family education.

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Dr. Ling Han

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Ling Han is an Assistant Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a sociologist researching the intersection of gender, technology, and design in social innovation projects and the entrepreneurship process in Asia. Her current work explores topics of gender, passion, and the meaning of work in Chinese and Singaporean nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.

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Dr. Sisi Sung

PhD, Tsinghua University

Dr. Sung has received academic training in economics from the University of Washington, USA, Tsinghua University, China, and Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt, Germany. She is the Outstanding Teaching Award recipient at the University of Washington. She is also the core founding member and the former supervisor of academic affairs of the Schwarzman Scholars Global Leadership Program at Tsinghua University.

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Dr. Yao Yanran

The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Yao obtained her PhD from the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. She is a researcher and lecturer with an interdisciplinary background in social work, public management, and international development. Her current research interests focus on the politics of social policy development, nonprofit management, and civic engagement.

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Dr. Yung-Pin Lu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Dr. Yung-Pin Lu is an Assistant Professor in the School of International and Public Affair and Vice-Director of Third-Sector Study Center from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His researches focus on leadership, collaborative management, NGO-NPO, social enterprise, social finance, social impact, volunteer, donation, and intercultural communication.

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Dr. Zheng Lei

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Zheng's research interest is in the cultural politics of education and history of knowledge. Her recent study questions how the contemporary discourses of "culture" and "poverty" disenpower rather than empowering people who are economically deprived.

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Dr. Weizi Huang

Macau University of Science and Technology

Dr. Weizi Huang is an Assistant Professor at Macau University of Science and Technology, and a visiting fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Her primary research focus lies in media and knowledge production. Ever since she became a mother, she has been obsessed in rethinking motherhood from a cultural studies perspective.

Reading List

GMI's programs and actions are inspired by our collected authentic MomStories, as well as the evidence-based research and literary outputs in gender studies and related areas across the world. This book list is recommended and referred to by our academic advisors. We hope it will inspire you to join our mission to close the gender gap for moms and everyone.

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