My research focuses on the content of contemporary multimedia propaganda from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This involves gathering, archiving and examining concrete examples of multimedia propaganda (e.g., posters, videos and songs), and analysing their messaging. During my PhD, I aim primarily to look at propaganda from the last few decades. But I am interested in the use of propaganda throughout the entire history of the PRC.
I am also interested in conversations about the state of research on Chinese propaganda, ideology and politics in the PRC generally, and the definition and nature of propaganda. Although not the focus of my PhD, I am also interested in the use of propaganda in other countries, such as Russia.
I joined the Centre as a PhD student in 2022. I hold a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, an MA in Chinese Studies from SOAS, and have studied languages and literature at several Swedish universities. My BA dissertation on the late works of J.M. Coetzee was published in 2020, and I am currently working (in my spare time, and at a glacial pace) on an article on George Eliot’s Middlemarch.