Grazia Ting Deng




Chinese diaspora, China-Europe, Migration, Race and ethnicity, Intercultural dynamics, Identity formation, Urban space, Politics of Food.


Brown university


Grazia is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University’s Population Studies and Training Center. She received her Ph.D. degree in December 2018 from the Department of Anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Grazia’s research interests lie at the intersection of the global rise of China and ongoing demographic transformations in Europe by focusing on the diasporic Chinese in Europe. Her ongoing book project tentatively titled Chinese Espresso: The Everyday Art of Intercultural Bricolage in Contemporary Italy is an ethnographic study on Chinese immigrants’ management of coffee bars and ethnic interactions between Chinese and local populations in Bologna. She has held visiting positions at Harvard University, the University of Bologna, the University of Trento, and the University of Sassari.