Postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Li Sun




Dr. Li Sun is a postdoctoral researcher at the Delft University of Technology, working on European Research Council (ERC) Project on Land Policy and Administration in China. She is an adjunct researcher at Peking University–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. Li also serves as consultant for World Bank, OECD, UN-Habitat, and China Development Bank.


In 2012, Li received her PhD degree in Sociology with magna cum laude from Bielefeld University, Germany. In the past decade, she has conducted various fieldworks in more than 20 provinces of China. Her researches focus on China’s urbanization including topics such as housing and property rights, rural-urban migrant workers, and social welfare of Chinese citizens. Her publications can be found on