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Teaching Associate in Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield

My research focuses on the intersection of history and security, with a particular interest in East Asia and Sino-Japanese relations. I have published several articles on this topic, as well as broader discussions on International Relations and International Security Studies.

I was awarded my PhD in Politics by Sheffield Hallam University in 2023. My thesis explored how competing historical narratives of the Second Sino-Japanese War impact the contemporary bilateral relationship between China and Japan, particularly as pertains to their territorial dispute in the East China Sea. Previously, I studied my BA in International Relations and History and an MA in International Security Studies at the University of Leicester.

I currently hold teaching positions at both Sheffield Hallam University as an Associate Lecturer and the University of Sheffield as a Teaching Associate. I have taught on introductory International Relations, US political history, political violence, global security challenges and academic writing skills.


  • 2023–present
    Teaching Associate, University of Sheffield
  • 2021–present
    Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2019–2023
    Graduate Teaching Assisstant, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2022–2023
    Academic Administration Officer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2019–2021
    College Planning and Initiatives Officer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2018–2019
    People MI Data Specialist, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2018–2018
    Policy and Regulations Officer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2017–2018
    Project Officer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2018–2018
    Project Manager, University of York
  • 2016–2017
    Student Voice Consultant, Loughborough Students' Union


  • 2023 
    Sheffield Hallam University, PhD Politics
  • 2016 
    University of Leicester, MA International Security Studies
  • 2015 
    University of Leicester, BA International Relations and History


  • 2024
    China: Xi’s new year’s address wasn’t a threat against Taiwan – it was a strategic move for legitimacy, The Conversation
  • 2023
    Antagonistic Symbiosis: The Social Construction of China's Foreign Policy, Asia-Pacific Viewpoint
  • 2022
    Legitimacy and Nationalism: China's Motivations and the Dangers of Assumptions, E-International Relations
  • 2020
    A Pessimistic Rebuttal: The Eventual Return of Sino-Japanese Tensions, E-International Relations
  • 2020
    Applying Securitization's Second Generation to COVID-19, E-International Relations

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy