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Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

David R. Stroup is a Lecturer of Chinese Politics at the University of Manchester. He received his doctorate from Oklahoma in August 2017. He is the author of "Pure and True: The everyday politics of ethnicity for China's Hui Muslims" (forthcoming 2022, University of Washington Press) which draws on ethnographic and interview gathered between 2014-2016 in China. His research focuses on how the renegotiation of ethnic boundaries in ethnic Hui Muslim communities in the context of urbanization interacts with China’s state policies on ethnic and religious identification. He is also developing further research on the everyday foundations of populist Islamophobia in China. His areas of specialization within the field of comparative politics include: nationalism and ethnic politics, everyday ethnicity, the politics of authoritarianism, and state-society relations.


  • –present
    Lectuer (Assistant Professor) of Politics, University of Manchester


  • 2017 
    University of Oklahoma, Ph.D., Political Science