Departmental Lecturer, Contemporary Chinese Studies, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies
My research focuses on Chinese domestic politics, in particular the Party-State apparatus, elite politics, political youth organizations, and the management of ethno-religious minorities.
Prior to joining OSGA at Oxford University I was a Chiang Ching-kuo Postdoctoral Fellow, based at the SOAS China Institute. I received a PhD in political science from both Columbia University and Sciences Po. My dissertation, titled Rejuvenating Communism: the Communist Youth League as a political promotion channel in post-Mao China, analyses the evolution of the Party’s youth organizations as recruitment channels for young officials. Prior to my doctoral studies, I published a book (in French) on the Party-State’s management of Islam in Jiangsu province.
I am also an Associate Fellow at the European council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). For several years I was the editor of ECFR’s publication China Analysis.