I’m a Lecturer in Chinese Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University.
Before coming to Monash, I was a lecturer at Macquarie University; a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for U.S.-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma; a visiting researcher on the LOEWE Research Focus project ‘Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution’ at the Goethe University Frankfurt; and a research fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.
Before starting my academic career, I studied and worked in Australia, China, and Taiwan. I finished my PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2010.
My first book, Defending Rights in Contemporary China, was published by Routledge in 2013.
I study contentious politics and political communication in modern China, with particular emphasis on new media, activism, dispute resolution, the role of law and rights, and the history of ideas.