Camille Boullenois is a sociologist and China expert trained at Sciences Po, Oxford, and the ANU. Her research and thesis topic more broadly analyses the consequences of social mobility in terms of personal experience, sense of identity and social relationships. Concurrently with academic research, she has worked as a contributor and policy analyst for several research institutes, including China Analysis, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and China Policy. She regularly contributes to Oxford Analytica and the Economist Intelligence Unit on projects pertaining to Chinese politics and society. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on social mobility and entrepreneurship in the Chinese countryside. It seeks to examine the capitalist practices, social hierarchies and social identities that resulted from the introduction of market reforms since 1978 in rural China.