Visiting Lecturer of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Nottingham
Dr. Sandby-Thomas’ research principally focuses on the politics of China and its foreign relations in the post-Mao period, paying particular attention to the internal and external dimensions of the Chinese Communist Party’s legitimation strategies. He is the author of Legitimating the Chinese Communist Party since Tiananmen: A Critical Analysis of the Stability Discourse (Routledge Press, 2011) and his work has appeared in The China Quarterly and Political Studies. His current projects include examining the strategies of the CCP to enhance its global media soft power as well as the representation of China in US political discourse. In addition, he has lived and worked in China for a total of four years and has previously taught at the University of Nottingham and the University of Winchester in the UK.
Phone: 508 999-9141