Hangwei Li

Key information

Graduate Teaching Assistant
MA (Aarhus) & (City, UoL)
Email address
Thesis title
Media Politics in a Globalised World: Chinese Media in Africa
Internal Supervisors
Professor Stephen Chan, OBE


Hangwei Li is an adviser of African Views Organisation and a PhD candidate in politics and international studies at SOAS, University of London.She was also a Predoctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a researcher at the Global Development Policy Center,Boston University. Prior to her current gig, she worked as a journalist and researcher for three years in Africa (mainly in Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania). She also has working experiences with United Nations Information Center , Council of Europe and University of Zambia. Her previous work has been published in various academic journals and media platforms, including Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, China Perspectives, the African Review, the Guardian, the Africa Report, the Conversation, Middle East Eye, NPR, VICE, among others. Her investigation on environmental issues won a silver medal from United Nations Correspondents Association in 2017.Hangwei’s current research interests include China’s political communication practices and media politics, African politics as well as China-Africa relations.

Research interests

  • media politics
  • comparative politics
  • political communication
  • China-Africa relations
  • African politics
  • everyday newsroom
  • migration 

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