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Chenchen Zhang

Dr Chenchen Zhang

Assistant Professor in International Relations


I joined HAPP as lecturer in politics and international relations in 2019. I was a postdoc researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Copenhagen before coming to Queen’s.

My research interests lie broadly within social and political theory, political geography, and international relations. Discourse, spatiality, identity, and governmentality are some of the key questions I have tried to explore in both European and Chinese contexts. My work has appeared in journals such as European Journal of International RelationsCitizenship StudiesGeopolitics, and European Journal of Social Theory.  


Twitter: @chenchenzh

  • Zhang, Chenchen. “Contested Disaster Nationalism in the Digital Age: Emotional Registers and Geopolitical Imaginaries in COVID-19 Narratives on Chinese Social Media.” Review of International Studies, 2022, 1–24. doi:10.1017/S0260210522000018.