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Johanna von Pezold receives Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile 2021 Research Grant

5 December 2021

Congratulations to Ms Johanna von Pezold for being awarded the Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile (CHAT) 2021 Research Grant for her research proposal that sheds new light on the history of the Hong Kong textile industry and its longstanding connections to West Africa.

Johanna is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Hong Kong, where she is researching the trade and consumption of Chinese-made fashion products in Mozambique. Originally from Germany, Johanna obtained an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked for different think tanks and management consulting firms in Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing. Johanna is especially interested in China-Africa relations, transnational flows of non-Western fashion and material culture, and interactions between global commodity production and local consumer cultures. She is a Hong Kong PhD Fellowship holder and a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative by the World Economic Forum. During the pandemic, she has started raising chickens.

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