Hang Zhou

Key information

BA (Sichuan University), BA (Paris-X Nanterre), MA (Uppsala), Master 2 Recherche (EHESS-Paris)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Thesis title
The politics of transformation: everyday negotiations in Uganda's roads sector


Hang Zhou is currently a PhD candidate at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to enrolling at SOAS, he worked consecutively as research assistant and researcher in the China and Global Security Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2012-2015), with a focus on China’s foreign policy and China-Africa relations. He later worked as program officer at the China and the Developing World Program at Oxfam Hong Kong (2015). He has also worked as short-term consultant and assistant for research and engagement projects with the African Leadership Centre (ALC) of King's College London, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS China).

He earned his master’s degrees in peace and conflict studies from Uppsala University, Sweden and étude comparative du développement from École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS-Paris). He holds his bachelor’s degrees in international politics from Sichuan University, China and political science from Université Paris-X Nanterre.

Research interests

Everyday State in Africa
South-South Relations
Development Cooperation and Aid
Emerging Donors in Africa
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Contemporary African Literature


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