Forest Abbott-Lum is the Co-Director of the Beijing Energy Network, and the CSR Project Manager for Shangrila Farms. In these roles, she interacts with stakeholders in the environmental field from migratory beekeepers to Chinese electricity grid experts. Forest has previously worked as a Princeton in Asia Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council and is a graduate of Bennington College.
Beyongo Mukete Dynamic is a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), ANU.
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.
Antony Dapiran is an Australian-born, Hong Kong-based lawyer and writer. His book City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong was published by Penguin in March 2017.
Annie Drahos completed her Honours Degree in 2016 at the University of Adelaide, during which she researched character reform, digitisation, naming rights, and citizen–state relations in contemporary China.
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 CIW.
Rebecca Fabrizi has a background as a diplomat for the UK and the EU. Until February 2017, she was 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.
Ivan Franceschini is a Marie Curie Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at CIW working on a project on Chinese labour in a global perspective. From 2006 to 2015, he lived in China, where he worked as a journalist and as a consultant in the field of development co-operation. His research interests focus on Chinese and Cambodian labour and civil society.
Jane Golley is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. She is Deputy Director of CIW.
Gerry Groot is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide and an Adjunct Director of CIW. He researches the roles of the CCP’s United Front at home and abroad, Chinese conspiracy theories, soft power, ghosts, and cookbooks.
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.
Natalie Köhle is a historian of Chinese medicine. Her research focuses on the on the history of humours and fluids in China, with a comparative interest in the Āyurvedic and Greco-Islamic medical traditions. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at CIW.
Lorand Laskai is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Affairs in New York.
Nicholas Loubere is an Associate Senior Lecturer in the Study of Modern China at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. His research examines socioeconomic development in rural China, with a particular focus on microcredit, the rural financial system, and livelihood migration.
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.
Richard Rigby has a PhD from the ANU in modern Chinese history. His professional background has been in diplomacy and intelligence analysis, and now runs the ANU China Institute and serves as an Associate Director at CIW.
Matt Schrader completed under-graduate degrees in international affairs and economics at The George Washington University in 2007, and subsequently spent eight years working in Beijing, among other things, as an editor, translator, and social entrepreneur. He is currently completing a master’s degree in international relations.
Christian Sorace is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CIW. His research focuses on the ideology, discourse, and political concepts of the CCP and how they shape policies, strategies, and governance habits.
Craig A. Smith is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CIW. His work examines early twentieth-century Chinese intellectual history and Sino-Japanese relations.
Nick Stember is a translator and historian of Chinese comics and science fiction. In 2015, he completed an MA in the Univerity of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies. His work has been featured in The International Journal of Comic Art, Clarkesworld Magazine, and LEAP: The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China.
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 the current Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Nathan Woolley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CIW and an historian of dynastic China.
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.
Zhu Yujie is a Lecturer at Center for Heritage and Museum Studies, ANU. He is interested in the politics of cultural heritage, and its relation to issues like ethnic tourism, urbanisation, nationalism, and religious practices.