|Assistant Professor in International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs||Room 111, Elvet Hill House||+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 Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Citizenship Studies, Geopolitics, and European Journal of Social Theory. 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.
- digital far right
- politics and international relations of China
- digital narratives
- discourse and identity
Available for media contact about:
- Asia (excluding Middle East): politics and international relations of China
- International politics: politics and international relations of China
- The Media: digital far right
- International politics: digital far right
Chapter in book
- Zhang, Chenchen (2023). Hukou and suzhi as technologies of governing citizenship and migration in China. In Handbook on Governmentality. Walters, William & Tazzioli, Martina Edward Elgar. 335.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2020). Free Movement and Social Citizenship: Towards a Politically Constructed Understanding of Solidarity Across Borders. In Transnational Solidarity. Cambridge University Press. 327.
- Zhang, Chenchen & Morris, Carwyn (2023). Borders, bordering and sovereignty in digital space. Territory, Politics, Governance 1-8.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2022). Contested disaster nationalism in the digital age: Emotional registers and geopolitical imaginaries in COVID-19 narratives on Chinese social media. Review of International Studies 48(2): 219.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2020). Right-wing populism with Chinese characteristics? Identity, otherness and global imaginaries in debating world politics online. European Journal of International Relations 26(1): 88.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2020). Governing (through) trustworthiness: technologies of power and subjectification in China’s social credit system. Critical Asian Studies 52(4): 565.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2019). Mobile Borders and Turbulent Mobilities: Mapping the Geopolitics of the Channel Tunnel. Geopolitics 24(3): 728.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2018). Governing neoliberal authoritarian citizenship: theorizinghukouand the changing mobility regime in China. Citizenship Studies 22(8): 855.
- Zhang, Chenchen & Lillie, Nathan (2015). Industrial citizenship, cosmopolitanism and European integration. European Journal of Social Theory 18(1): 93.
- Zhang, Chenchen (2014). Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism: Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds. Journal of Historical Sociology 27(3): 343.