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Siqi Tu
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A. Sociology, Fudan University; M.A. Sociology, Columbia University

Dissertation Title: Destination Diploma: How Chinese Upper-Middle Class Families 'Outsource' Secondary Education to the United States

Research Interests: international migration, urban sociology, education, social class and stratification, elites, contemporary chinese society

Siqi Tu is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, researching the recent influx of Chinese students into U.S. private high schools, along with its transnational relevance to educational attainment, international migration, and elite reproduction. She earned a BA degree in sociology from Fudan University (China) and a MA degree in sociology from Columbia University. Her work focuses on the areas of urban sociology, immigration, education and inequality. Siqi was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to New York City in 2012. She developed her interest in immigration and urban neighborhoods as a keen observer of diverse communities in different metropolitan areas. She also likes to cook, travel, jog, wander in the museums and enjoy a cup of good coffee