Dr. Qian Liu, PhD, LLM, LLB

Pronouns: she/her


Contact information

Phone number

Office: 4032206512


Office: Social Sciences 948

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Law and Society, University of Victoria, 2020


Areas of Research

Law and society, legal consciousness, legal pluralism, sexual orientation and the law, gender and China, Chinese law, feminist legal theory, relational theory, reproductive rights, family relations


Course number Course title Semester
LWSO 591 Integrative Seminar Winter 2023
LWSO 201 Introduction to Legal Studies Winter 2023/Fall 2023/Winter 2024
LWSO 313 Research Methods in Law and Society Fall 2023
LWSO 591 Integrative Seminar Winter 2024


  • 2019 Asian Law and Society Association Graduate Student Article Award (for the article “Legal Consciousness of the Leftover Woman: Law and Qing in Chinese Family Relations,” published in the Asian Journal of Law and Society.), Asian Law and Society Association . 2019
  • Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Legal Unity & Pluralism” Digital Fellowship (6,400 EUR), The University of Münster, Germany. 2021
  • International Development Research Centre Doctoral Research Award (C$ 16,547), International Development Research Centre of Canada. 2016
  • University of Victoria Doctoral Fellowship (C$54,000), University of Victoria . 2014
  • University of Victoria Graduate Award (C$ 9,456), University of Victoria . 2017
  • Graduate Student Research Fellowship (C$5,000), The Center for Global Studies of the University of Victoria. 2018


In the News

  • Chinese Women’s Egg Freezing. BBC World News. (2017)