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 am producer and co-host of 时差 In-betweenness, a mandarin Chinese podcast that amplifies the voice of young China scholars.