School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Peiling Zhou

MSc by research Human Geography candidate


Benbecula Suite (1.09), Geography Building, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP

Supervisor: Dr. Eric Laurier 

Research Interests 

One of the realizations prompt my study is the fantastic knowledge and intelligence in everyday life. This concern has led my study to be involved with form, land-use and human activities among micro-spaces in urban declining residential areas, traditional settlements in countryside, Chinese Danwei in fringe belt as well as suburban neighborhoods.I would expect to continue my research on nature of everyday life within spatial practice and response to theory.

Another motivation of my study is my personal experience in current China. The process of urbanization generates different types of life course and therefore leads to distinguishing self-identity and irreconcilable conflicts, even though sometimes the misunderstanding is probably between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Although large amount of research focusing on collective behaviors, little concern has been given to the question of what is the nature of peaceful everyday life. Thus, alongside my natural bent to spatial practice in everyday life, I firmly believe that a thorough research might be an appropriate approach to understand real China society.

Education Background 

2012-2013 MSc by research Human  Geography University of Edinburgh

2008-2012 BSc Geography & BL Sociology Peking University