Wei Mei (Nicolette) Wong

  • PhD Student - Cultural

Nicolette Wei Mei Wong is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in anthropology with a focus on intimacy, technology, and China. Her current project looks at the impact and affordances mobile platforms like dating apps have on existing social mores surrounding intimacy.

Research interests: Human-computer interaction, user experience research, gender studies, technology, intimacy, family studies, urban China



Wong, W. M. (2019). The politics of pity versus piety: The poetics and politics behind different feminist accounts on the Muslim Woman. Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies. 6 (1), 1-25.

Wong, W. M. (2016). Parental matchmaking: Is it really such a selfless act after all? A case analysis of China’s marriage markets. Asian Profile, 44(4), 315-325.

Wong, W. M. (2016). Past matchmaking norms and their influence on contemporary Marriage Markets in China. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, VIII(3), 371-383.

von Gleichen, R., Barker, C.E., Bowen, C.S., Larsen, O., Shillabeer, O., Tan, G. Y., Wong, W.M., & Youssef, A. (2016). Affordable childcare when you need it? Childcare opening hours in the context of the Childcare Act 2016.

Wong, W.M., Chung, S.; Guidi, L., Goh, M.S., Jiang, Y., Miklos, M., & Stinton, H. (2016). British Chinese secondary students and racial bullying: Understanding British Chinese students’ racial bullying experience in secondary schools. OxPolicy.

Wong, W. M. (2015). Consumer preferences between hypermarkets and traditional retail shophouses: A case study of Kulim consumers. Asian Profile, 43.

Wong, W. M. (2014). Finding “love” in China: An overview of Chinese marriage markets (BaiFaXiangQin). Student Pulse, 6(12).

Wong, W. M. (2014). AirAsia's application of the 'Thirty-six stratagems'. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 13(1).

Degrees and Education

MSc Sociology, University of Oxford
BBA International Trade, Central China Normal University


2020 Predissertation Travel Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies (2020)
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship in China Studies (Academic Year 2020)
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship in China Studies (Academic Year 2018-2019)
International Studies Fund Grant (Summer 2018)
University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Small Grants for Research (Summer 2018)
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship in China Studies (Academic Year 2017-2018)
Khazanah - Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarship (2017)
CCNU Distinguished Student Scholarship 华中师范大学优秀学生奖学金 (Academic Year 2011-2015)
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award CCNU, CICE (2015)