Chenchen Zhang Research Fellow

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Chenchen Zhang is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Durham University, UK. Her current research programme is broadly focused on the global right, postcolonial nationalism, and China. 

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Chenchen has published on the politics of citizenship and migration, discourse/identity, digital narratives, and neoliberal authoritarian governments. Her work has explored these issues in both Chinese and European contexts. She is a co-director of Geopolitics and co-host of the Shicha podcast. She offers comments and expert opinions for a wide range of international news outlets such as BBC, CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. 

She previously worked at Queen’s University Belfast, the Université libre de Bruxelles (where she earned her PhD), and the University of Copenhagen. Originally from China, she also studied at Tongji University, Peking University, and the University of Tokyo. 

Further information on Chenchen’s experience and research can be found at 

Areas of expertise: 

Citizenship and migration in China; European border politics; global racial discourse; global right; digital far right; Chinese nationalism; popular geopolitics; postcolonial and feminist approaches to international relations.

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