Anita Venanzi is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where she is an awardee of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme. Her research focus is currently on transnational volunteering NGOs and their branches in Hong Kong and mainland China.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies with a major in Sinology and a minor in Tibetology, and a Master’s degree with a double major in Intercultural Studies and Social Work whose related dissertation was about the regulations concerning Chinese official household registration.

Prior to enrolling in her Ph.D. program, Venanzi worked as a freelance translator for research institutes and international legal firms while volunteering as translator, trainer, and project coordinator for NGOs and non-profit media platforms.

In addition to Sinology, transnationalism, and volunteering, her research interests include: advocacy, democratization, intersectionality, and post-colonialism.

Last Updated: June 5, 2018

Here’s How NGOs Are Allowed to Operate in the P.R.C., Hong Kong, and the United States

Anita Venanzi, Vincent Chong & more
The last year has seen extensive discussion of China’s Foreign NGO Law, focusing especially on whether or not the law would cause a major shift in the kind of work foreign NGOs are able to do in the mainland. Less often examined, however, is how...