Dr David Tobin is a Lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. He has lived, worked, and researched life across China for more than a decade, spending several years living in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. He has published on China’s ethnic policy, political violence, and Han-Uyghur relations in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Ethnic and Racial Studies, China Quarterly, Oxford Bibliographies, Inner Asia, and Positions - Asia Critique. His book with Cambridge University Press, 'Securing China's Northwest Frontier: Identity and Insecurity in Xinjiang', analyses the relationship between identity and security in Chinese policy-making and its impact on Han-Uyghur relations. His current research focuses on explaining China’s new ethnic policy and collecting Uyghur diaspora narratives on genocidal violence and trauma.