Lecturer in Sociology and Policy in the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University, I teach on social and environmental policies and global development issues.
Research focus on contemporary society, politics, and history of human rights and civil society transformations in China and East Asia, with particular attention to how citizens use the law and media to promote sociopolitical change and to redress injustice for individuals/groups who are persecuted or discriminated.
Completed in January 2016 a PhD dissertation titled "Liu Xiaobo's Human Rights Struggle. A Contextual Analysis from a Historical Perspective."
I'm also interested in disability rights advocacy in East Asia and Europe.