Elena Barabantseva

Dr Elena Barabantseva is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Manchester (UK). Her research focuses on the questions of Chinese national identity, borders, migration, ethnic politics and Chinese diaspora. My book “”Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities, and Nationalism: De-Centering China”” (Routledge, 2011) analyses the role of ethnic minorities and overseas Chinese in understanding the contested nature of the Chinese nation. Her current research extends the focus on the borders of Chinese identity by examining marriage migration issues along China’ borders and experimenting with audio-visual research methods.