Dr David O'Brien

Dr David O'Brien
International Studies
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Ethnographer working on the construction of ethnic identity in Xinjiang. Research interests also include ethnic identity and policy, the Chinese political system and Chinese social science research methodologies. Cross-disciplinary research, based on many years of qualitative fieldwork, seeks to explore how ethnic identity continues to evolve in China and the interplay between state and individual interpretations of identity.

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