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Olivia Cheung

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Tel: +44(0)24 761 50006

Room: E1.15

Advice and Feedback Hours:
Monday 14.00 - 16.00

Teaching Fellow in East Asian Politics and International Relations

Course Director for MA in International Politics and East Asia

Coordinator of International Relations and Security cluster activities

Olivia Cheung is about to complete her DPhil in Politics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She completed her MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) with distinction also at Oxford. Her DPhil was fully-funded by the Swire Scholarship. Her MPhil was fully-funded by the Rhodes Scholarship. Previously, she received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government & Laws) with first-class honours from The University of Hong Kong.

Olivia’s research examines local policy experimentation in China from the 1960s to 2010s and covers policy areas including rural reforms, local governance reforms and special economic zones.

She was shortlisted for two Oxford University Student Union teaching awards in 2017: Outstanding Tutor Award and Best Postgraduate Teacher Award. She was the only DPhil candidate to be shortlisted in the former award category.

Teaching and Supervision

She is the module director of and teaches on the following modules:

  • PO222: Politics of Contemporary China
  • PO384: East Asian Transformations: A Political Economy Perspective
  • PO9B4: East Asian Development: National and Regional Perspectives
  • PO9B5: East Asian Development Policies