Lijiaozi Cheng

Lijiaozi Cheng is currently holding a Mildred Blaxter Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Sheffield, having finished her PhD there entitled Making Sense of Suboptimal Health (亚健康): Negotiating and Embodying the Conceptual Space of “Neither Healthy Nor Diseased” and having recently concluded her role as Research Associate on this project on Embedding cultural Intelligence in institutional leadership to improve inclusion. She is interested in exploring the intersection of the biological and the social, particularly the blurry areas between health and illness, bringing in diverse cultural perspectives from non-Western contexts.

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Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows

Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows


Most of us probably feel well-schooled in the nature of respiratory viruses after a blistering global pandemic and frequent news items of the latest outbreak of another strain of COVID-19 or influenza. For many, a headache, a sneeze, or a new and persistent cough directs our attention within and across the circulations that simultaneously sustain […]