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Dr Chenchen Zhang

Assistant Professor in International Relations

Assistant Professor in International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs+44 (0) 191 33 47206


My research interests lie broadly within social and political theory, political geography, and international relations. Some of my earlier work was focused on citizenship and migration in both European and Chinese contexts. More recent projects are concerned with discourse/identity, digital politics, and popular narratives of the international on social media. My work has appeared in journals such as Review of International StudiesEuropean Journal of International RelationsCitizenship StudiesGeopolitics, and Geoforum. I worked at Queen's University Belfast, Université libre de Bruxelles, and Copenhagen University before joining SGIA in October 2022. 

I am co-editor of Geopolitics and co-host of the Shicha podcast. 

Research interests

  • digital far right
  • politics and international relations of China
  • digital narratives
  • race
  • citizenship
  • discourse and identity


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