Fu Na’s research interest focuses on urban transformations in China and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to understanding migration in relation to urban renewal impacts on spatial and social gentrification.  She began her practice to participate in the urban village (lower income settlement) redevelopment process in Shenzhen during the early 2010s. As a graduate student at University of Texas, Austin, she studied public participation theory in relation to the stakeholder power relationship during the rapid urbanization in China.

Currently, she is working with onsite researchers and institutes on social inequity movement through the urbanization process to better examine how local residents have been excluded from compensation negotiations.