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I joined the University of Westminster as a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in Chinese Language and Culture in 2019. Prior to that, I worked at the University of Leicester where I held a Teaching Fellowship in Modern Chinese History. 

I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham. My thesis examined the online politics of representation surrounding Tibetan modernity in contemporary China. I hold a BA in Chinese Studies and Sociology from University College Cork, and a MA in East Asian Politics from Leiden University. I also studied Mandarin at Sichuan University, and Tibetan at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute.


My current teaching duties include undergraduate modules on Mandarin language, and gender and sexuality. I also currently supervise dissertations on an exciting range of topics across a wide variety of socio-political contexts, including sneaker culture in China and media discourses around abortion in Latin America.


My research focuses on the cultural dimensions of social and political transformation in modern and contemporary China. I am especially interested in Chinese media representations of ethnicity and race, gender and sexuality, nationalism, and military.


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.