Elise Li Zheng

Ph.D Student

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
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Personal Pronouns:
She, Her, Hers

Li Zheng (Elise) is currently a PhD student at the department of History and Sociology of Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the relationship between technology and health, especially the social impact of cutting-edge personal technology on both the behaviors and perceptions of health, fitness and well-being. Her research looks at health in China and East Asian, and engages with knowledge production and communication of health related information. 

Li Zheng received undergraduate degrees at Peking University in Sociology and Political Science (Beijing, China), and later finished her masters at London School of Economics (London, UK). Before continue her study at Georgia Tech, she worked in science communication and media, and is a well-established science writer and social media influencer with expertise in technology and society. She receives AAAS fellowship of International Reporters, and Kranzberg fellowship for technology studies in 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, 2013
  • BA, Peking University, 2011
Awards and
  • AAAS EurekAlert! Fellowship
  • Kranzberg Fellowship