Mei-Hua Chen is an Associate Professor of Department of Sociology at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. She is also the board member of Taiwanese Sociological Association and Kaohsiung Women Awakening Association.
Her research interests mainly concentrate on sociology of gender, sociology of sexuality, and sex work. She is particularly interested in analysing the ways in which gender and sexuality shapes women’s work (particularly sex work), and how sexualities and intimacies are socially organised on the intersection of gender, class and ethnicity.
She has been published articles in well-known Chinese and English journals on issues such as the labour process of Taiwanese sex workers, the sexual migration (both sex-buyers and sex-sellers) across Taiwan Strait, women’s body work in beauty salons, and heteronormativity.