Xiaoling Chen
PhD Candidate • Health Infrastructure • Science & Technology Studies • Digital Surveillance • Labor & Citizenship • China
Human Geography

Recent Courses Taught

  • 2022 Fall GEOG 3822 Geography of China
  • 2021 Summer GEOG 3692 Intro. to Global Public Health
  • 2021 Spring GEOG 3692 Intro. to Global Public Health
  • 2020 Fall GEOG 3822 Geography of China
  • 2020 Spring GEOG 3692 Intro. to Global Public Health
  • 2019 Fall GEOG 3692 Intro. to Global Public Health

Honors and Awards

2023 Best Student Paper Award, China Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.
2023 Fall Graduate School Dissertation Writing Fellowship, CU Boulder.
2023 Mabel Duncan Award, Geography, CU Boulder.
2023 Janes A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Travel Award, Geography, CU Boulder.
2023 The Eaton Graduate Student Research Award, Center for Humanities & the Arts, CU Boulder.
2023 Travel Grants, the Graduate and Professional Student Government, CU Boulder.
2022 Lead Graduate Teacher Fellowship, Center for Teaching & Learning, CU Boulder.
2022 Gilbert White Doctoral Award, CU Boulder.
2021 Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research, the Society of Woman Geographers.
2021 Jennifer Dinaburg Memorial Research Award, Geography, CU Boulder.
2021 Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant award, CU Boulder.
2021 Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences, CU Boulder.
2020 The Solstice Graduate Research Award, Geography at CU Boulder.
2020 Jennifer Dinaburg Memorial Research Award, Geography at CU Boulder.


Chen, Xiaolingand Tim Oakes. 2023. Time-Space Companions: Digital Surveillance, Social Management, and Abuse of Power During the Covid-19 Pandemic in China. Critical Asian Studies. https://doi-org.colorado.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/14672715.2023.2191248.

Chen, Xiaoling. 2023. The Venue Code: Digital Surveillance, Spatial (Re)organization, and Infrastructural Power during the Covid Pandemic in China. Book chapter, in volume: Intelligence for Future Cities: Planning through Big Data and Urban Analytics, edited by Robert Goodspeed, Raja Sengupta, Kyttä Marketta, and Chris Pettit. 

Chen, Xiaoling. 2020. Spaces of care and resistance in China: public engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak. Eurasian Geography and Economics. DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2020.1762690

Chen, Xiaoling, and Hulsbrink, Eloiss. B. 2019. Barriers to Achieving “Economic Self-Sufficiency”: The Structural Vulnerability Experienced by Refugee Families in Denver, Colorado. Human Organization, 78(3), 218-229. 


2019-Present. PhD. Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
2018. M.A. Medical Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver
2011. M.S. Biotechnology, China Agricultural University
2009. B.S. Resources & Environmental Science, China Agricultural University

Advisor - Tim Oakes