Ma Huijuan was a post-doctoral fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs during the 2017-2018 academic year. Her research interests include Chinese popular religions and their modern development, small-scale societies and cultural preservation, and local beliefs and tourism presentations. She has conducted anthropological research on Mazu beliefs in the context of globalization (the subject of her doctoral dissertation), the cultural identity of Chinese indigenous societies, and rural communities and ritual transformation. Her doctoral research won support from the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship and Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence. Ma received her Ph.D. in China studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2017.