Johanna von Pezold
Johanna von Pezold 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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