Shu Zhu is the Centre Manager of the Korea Research Centre of Western Australia. Her responsibilities include maintaining the Centre's social media content, organising and coordinating Centre activities such as workshops, seminars, and conferences, as well as engaging with external projects and activities related to the Centre.
Shu has recently submitted her PhD thesis at the University of Western Australia. Her particular research interests lie at the intersection of ageing, ethnicity, gender, and migration studies. Her thesis is entitled “‘I'd Be A Monster If I Had No Wrinkles’: The Embodied Experiences of Ageing Among Older Korean and Chinese Migrants Living in Australia”. Her PhD project explores the ways in which older Chinese and Korean migrants perceive, manage and experience their ageing bodies in the context of diverse forms of bodily practices. By adopting an embodied approach, her thesis argues that the migrant ageing body is a bio-social space in which diverse power relations converge.