Fields of Study
Economic and Political Geography; Political Economy; China
Eric Sheppard (Chair)
Chris Tilly (External)
I study Chinese transnational corporations and outward foreign direct investment. Drawing from a year's worth of fieldwork in Beijing, my PhD dissertation examines where Chinese firms are investing in the world; what industries the investments are going toward; and how and why the investments are being made at the location (and industry) they are being made. Employing a "geographic political economy" approach, I seek to highlight the connections between Chinese firms, the domestic Chinese space-economy, and the international space-economy. My dissertation title is China Goes Abroad: thinking geographically about Chinese transnational corporations and outward foreign direct investment. Going foward: I seek to build upon how this work can contribute to literature in Geography, globalization, globalizing capitalism and (uneven) geographic development.
Ph. D. University of California, Los Angeles, Geography
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, Geography, 2012
B.A. University of Washington, Asian Studies, 2010