Xiaoling (Brenda) Chen
PhD Student of Geography • Health Care System • Medical Ethics • Health Geographies • China & the U.S.
Human Geography

Recent Courses Taught

I have taught the courses below as both Teaching Assistant and Graduate Part-time Intructor
GEOG 3692: Intro. to Global Public Health
GEOG 3822: Geography of China

Honors and Awards

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, 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