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I am an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University. I am also a Non-Resident Research Fellow with the TOChina Hub and the Head of Research for the TOChina Hub’s ChinaMed Project. I am also a member of the Editorial Team of OrizzonteCina.

My research revolves around Chinese foreign policy and China’s role in the wider Mediterranean region, with a special focus on Sino-Middle Eastern relations. More broadly, I am interested in the factors that shape the policy-making process and the use of force vis-à-vis non-traditional security threats.

My book “Protecting China’s Interests Overseas: Securitization and Foreign Policy” was published by Oxford University Press in early 2021.

At SIRPA, the subjects that I teach include foreign policy analysis, Chinese diplomacy, as well as academic publishing.