Elise Li Zheng

Ph.D Student

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Email Address: elise901@gatech.edu


Personal Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

My personal website: https://elise901.com 

Li Zheng (Elise) is currently a PhD candidate at the School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the relationship between technology and health, especially the social impact of personal technology on both the practices and perceptions of health and fitness. Her research looks at health and technology in China, as well as the social and political context of technological creation and practices. She is currently researching on her dissertation on self-tracking and health technologies, exploring societal links between data, design, individual's life-worlds, and wider socioeconomic context. 

Li Zheng received undergraduate degrees at Peking University in Sociology and Political Science, and later finished her masters at London School of Economics. Before continuing her Ph.D. study at Georgia Tech, she worked in science communication as a well-established science writer writing in-depth pieces about technology and society for various media outlets in China. She receives AAAS EurekAlert! fellowship of International Reporters, and Kranzberg fellowship for technology studies at Georgia Tech.

Current project:
Self-tracking practices in fitness and exerciese; (on-going)
Walking, running, idling: health and urban built environment; (on-going)

Email: elise901@gatech.edu
Twitter: @elise901
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Li_Zheng106

  • MSc, London School of Economics
  • BA, Peking University
Awards and
  • Online Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, IAC GaTech
  • Homer Rice Award
  • AAAS EurekAlert! Fellowship
  • Kranzberg Fellowship


  • Asia (East)
  • Health
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Digital Communication
  • East-Asian Studies
  • Human/Machine Interaction
  • Perspectives on technology
  • Science and Technology
  • Technology