Daphne was born in Taiwan. She has been a tutor for the Open University for the past 12
years, teaching a number of post-graduate courses on the Global Development
Management programme. She gained her BA and BS in the USA and her PhD in the UK.
Daphne carried out her PhD fieldwork in Kenya, where she examines the construction of
Maasai identity and the dynamics of ‘household’ in the context of intermarriage between
the Maasai and Kikuyu. After her fieldwork, she worked in the development sector for a
bi-lateral agency and an international NGO in Cameroon for two years. Her current
research interest is on Chinese migrants in Africa, especially Chinese women migrants’
lives and works in Africa.