Xin JIN is a PhD candidate at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She will conduct literature review and fieldwork for the project “Moving up the value chain: Intermediation in industrial  upgrading in the Pearl River Delta,” funded by the Research Council of Norway (2018-2021). The fieldwork focuses on local strategies for economic upgrading in selected field sites and industries in the Pearl River Delta.

Jin Xin’s research interests include urban geography, immigration, and regional economic development. Her PhD fieldwork was on the economic strategies and spatial organization of African entrepreneurs in Guangzhou.