Yuan Wang completed her DPhil in Politics at University of Oxford in 2021 and starts a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia-Harvard China and the World program in September 2021.
Her research interest is state effectiveness and China’s economic and political engagement with Africa. Her dissertation project investigated why Chinese-financed and -constructed projects develop along starkly different trajectories in different African countries. Before Oxford, Yuan served the China office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence Foundation’s (SACE Foundation) Nairobi office. Yuan holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Politics Research from Oxford, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Law in International Relations from Shanghai International Studies University.