Hi! I’m a lecturer (assistant professor) in politics and international relations at Queen’s University Belfast. Before coming to Belfast I was a postdoc researcher at the University of Copenhagen and the Université libre de Bruxelles.
My research interests lie broadly within social and political theory, political geography, and international relations. My published work has been focused on citizenship theory, migration and border politics, human rights, and more recently on popular geopolitics and the global influence of “new right” ideas. My regional expertise is Europe and China. Theoretically I draw on poststructuralist and postcolonial perspectives, and methodologically I’m interested in making sense of the unquantifiable.
I occasionally write for media outlets and am the translator of Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me (English to simplified Chinese, forthcoming with People’s Literature Press).