Avital Binah-Pollak is currently a research fellow at the department for European Ethnology at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She completed her PhD in September 2016 at the department of sociology and anthropology at Tel-Aviv University. Her dissertation focused on cross-border marriages between mainland Chinese women and Hong Kong men. Avital Binah-Pollak is a socio-cultural anthropologist with an emphasis on gender, migration, boundaries, and education in contemporary China and Hong Kong. Her research is based on ethnographic work conducted in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.