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Giulia Sciorati

Giulia Sciorati

Departmental Visiting Research Fellow
11 October 2021 until 04 December 2021
Office Address:
Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford. OX1 3UQ

Giulia Sciorati is a Visiting Research Fellow at DPIR for the 2021 Michaelmas Term, researching China’s cultural diplomacy in Central Asia.

She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento, Italy, where she works on an inter-departmental project on the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Covid-19 pandemic on China’s foreign policy (BRIICoPIC), led by Professor Sofia Graziani. Giulia also serves as a non-resident Research Fellow for the China Programme of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).

She earned a PhD in International Studies from the School of International Studies of the University of Trento in September 2020. Her dissertation investigated the drivers of China’s counterterrorism policy in Xinjiang from 1996 to 2017 via a neoclassical realist approach. During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Nottingham and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS).

Her research interests include China’s foreign and security policy, China’s relations with Central Asia and soft power theory.