Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente

University Lecturer, Leiden University

Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente is a university lecturer at Leiden University. Ruben's research interests include South-South development cooperation, China's international relations (with a specific interest on China's engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean), the role of natural resources in processes of development, and the transformation of politics and international relations under late capitalism. Ruben got his PhD from Cambridge in 2012, and worked as an assistant professor in City University of Hong Kong between 2012 and 2016 before moving to Leiden.


  • 2017–present
    University Lecturer, Leiden University
  • 2012–2016
    Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong


  • 2012 
    University of Cambridge, PhD


  • 2017
    The empire strikes back? China’s new racial sovereignty, Political Geography
  • 2015
    The limits to China's non-interference foreign policy: Pro-state interventionism and the rescaling of economic governance, Australian Journal of International Affairs
  • 2013
    Development dynamics of Chinese resource-based investment in Peru and Ecuador, Latin American Politics and Society
  • 2012
    The political economy of Sino-Peruvian relations: A new dependency?’, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
  • 2012
    Mapping Chinese mining investment in Latin America: Politics or market?, The China Quarterly
  • 2011
    The internationalization of the Chinese state, Political Geography
  • 2011
    China’s engagement in South America and Africa’s extractive sectors: New perspectives for resource curse theories, The Pacific Review