Xiaoyu Lu is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University. He gained a MSc and DPhil degrees in Politics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He was a Research Fellow at Strategic and Defense Studies Centre at the Australian National University, and a Policy Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme.
His research focuses on Conflict and Peace Studies, with field experience in Myanmar, Syria, Lebanon and Colombia. He is a non-fiction and commentary writer, with publications on the Guardian, The Diplomat, China Channel of Los Angeles Review of Books, Lifeweek and Dandu.
His monographs include a political ethnography of international development institutions (Norms, Storytelling and International Institutions in China: The Imperative to Narrate, Palgrave MacMillan, 2021) and a non-fiction based on experience in Peruvian presidential election (Lima Dream: When a Chinese Wanders into an Election, Shanghai Literature Press, 2021).
With the support of the Berggruen Fellowship, his project will examine the possibilities of collaborative and convivialist living in global disorder and the concept of multispecies peace.