Jip Bouman holds a BA in Sinology from Leiden University and an MA in International Relations from Renmin University of China, where he researched commercial diplomacy.

Carolyn Cartier is an urban geographer who works on China and comparative urban studies. She is a professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and an Adjunct Director of CIW.

Gloria Davies is a literary scholar and historian of China. She is Professor of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University and an Adjunct Director of the CIW.

Emily Feng is currently a reporting intern with The New York Times in Beijing. She graduated from Duke University cum laude in 2015. While at Duke, she was president of several student initiatives on China and traveled widely in Asia for research.

Rebecca Fabrizi has a background as a diplomat for the UK and the EU. She is a Senior Strategic Research Fellow at CIW.  Her research focuses on China’s foreign policy-making apparatus, and on China’s relations with other major powers, with its neighbourhood, and on regional and global governance structures.

Jeremy Goldkorn is a writer and new media entrepreneur and founder of, the digital research collaborator of CIW. He relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2015 after twenty years of living and working in Beijing.

Jane Golley is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. She is an Associate Director of CIW.

Gerry Groot lectures in Chinese Studies and is Head of the Department of Asian Studies, University of Adelaide. He writes on Chinese united front work, soft power and related issues. He is an Adjunct Director of CIW.

Mark Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Tasmania and an Adjunct Director of CIW. His work examines knowledge and representation in Chinese contexts, exploring contemporary cultural and social life in Taiwan and mainland China.

Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including the China memoir The Monkey and the Dragon, an essayist, translator, co-editor with Geremie R Barmé of the anthology of translation New Ghosts Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices and editorial consultant at CIW.

Olivier Krischer is a postdoctoral fellow at CIW who researches modern China–Japan relations through art, and recent networks of East Asian creative activism.

Lorand Laskai is lead researcher at Danwei, a media monitoring service of The Financial Times.

Oma Lee is a Senior Analyst at the Center for Charity Law at the Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute. She is also Associate Managing Editor of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project. She previously worked for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program in Beijing. She holds an L.L.B. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lucille Liu is a native of Inner Mongolia, grew up in Canada and has lived in Beijing for a long time. She holds a Masters in Journalism from Tsinghua University and has worked in management consulting before taking time off to become bilingual.

David Murphy is a PhD candidate at CIW specialising in industry–state relations and trade policy.

Elisa Nesossi is an ARC Research Fellow at CIW. Her current research project focuses on changes in Chinese concepts of criminal justice, 1980–2015.

Siodhbhra Parkin is a Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School, where she provides both substantive and technical support on a wide range of legal reform projects. Siodhbhra is a graduate of Harvard University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Renmin University of China Law School.

Benjamin Penny is an historian of religions in China. He is the Director of CIW and Editor of East Asian History.

Susan Trevaskes is a researcher in the area of a Chinese criminal justice at Griffith University and is an Adjunct Director of CIW. She publishes on justice issues including policing, punishment and the politics of law and order.

Luigi Tomba is a political scientist who has published widely on China’s political and social change and the urban condition. His latest book is The Government Next Door. Neighborhood Politics in Urban China (Cornell University Press, 2014). It was awarded the prestigious Association of Asian Studies Joseph Levenson Prize for the best book on Post-1900 China in 2016. He is an Associate Director of CIW and was the co-editor of The China Journal from 2005–2015.

Wuqiriletu is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Languages at the ANU, and a research officer at CIW. His research focuses on informal life politics in Mongolia and North East Asia.

Aiden Xia is a writer and works as a researcher at in Beijing.

Xiaonan Wang is a graduate of Shanghai Fudan University and Missouri Journalism School. She has years of experience in news reporting and editing for Chinese and international media outlets including Shanghai TV, China Digital Times, and German Stern Magazine. Currently, she is a freelance writer, fixer, and translator.