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Naying Ren

China, 2016

Naying Ren
  • Current Place of Residence: Beijing

  • University: Tsinghua University

  • Current/Recent Course: BA English Language and Literature

Naying is a senior student at Tsinghua University studying English Language and Literature. She has co-founded the China LGBT+ Youth Network, a Chinese NGO that promotes LGBT+ rights with a focus on university community building. She has extensive volunteer experience both at the Beijing LGBT Centre as well as at the LGBT North West centre in Manchester. She hopes to dedicate herself to women’s studies at Oxford. Longer-term, she hopes to help develop the theoretical foundations of gender studies in China, in service of the Chinese LGBT movement.