Tian Liu appointed as Lecturer in Global Political Economy

The Politics Department is delighted to welcome Dr Tian Liu as Lecturer in Global Political Economy.

Liu completed his doctoral degree in sociology at the John Hopkins University. His research uses comparative-historical methods to examine the uneven development of capitalism across space and time, as well as its multifold crises.

Some of his specific research interests include the political economy of development, food and land governance, state capacity, institutional change, and social reproduction.

Liu’s recent works have appeared in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Development and Change, and Journal of Development Studies.

He is currently working on a book that examines the macro-historical origins, divergent local trajectories, and contrasting distributional impacts of agrarian capitalist transformation in post-reform China.

Liu will be joining the Politics Department in September.