Raviv Litman is a junior researcher at the China White anthropological research project, in the Moving Matters research group, University of Amsterdam. Trained in Anthropology and Asian Studies, he is interested in the changing racial boundaries associated with international English. His research focuses on the lived experiences of people from all over the world who teach English in China.
As a doctoral student, he is currently studying the reproduction and interlayering of racial, linguistic and class-based hierarchies of English teachers and their students in Beijing and in its hinterlands. His research highlights people at the margins of a global education industry, including Filipino teachers, Eastern European teachers, and relatively less affluent Chinese clients who hire them both. Through this research, he aims to expand our understanding of race and racialization in a global context.