Contemporary China Studies

Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright

Professor in the Human Geography of China, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

Anna joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) in 2009, jointly appointed by the School of Geography and the Environment. She has a PhD in Anthropology from Oxford University; an MA in Chinese Studies and a BA in Anthropology, both from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She has previously worked in Manchester and at Oxford's Institute of Chinese Studies.

Professor Paul Irwin Crookes

Professor Paul Irwin Crookes
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

I have been based at Oxford since October 2011 where I offer classes on China's foreign policy and international relations as part of the teaching team in Contemporary Chinese Studies. Prior to this, I was a lecturer at the University of Manchester where I taught on the international relations of East Asia and the politics of the European Union. I have MPhil and PhD degrees from the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge and hold a BSc(Economics) from the LSE. My research examines UK-China economic relations after Brexit and the politics of EU-China relations.


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