Dr Stephen Noakes
Dr Stephen Noakes is Lecturer of Chinese Politics at the University of Auckland, jointly appointed to Politics and International Relations and Asian Studies. His research has appeared in journals such as Pacific Affairs, China Quarterly, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Problems of Postcommunism, Political Science Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Advocacy Trap: Transnational Activism and State Power in a Rising China (forthcoming Manchester University Press, 2017), a regular commentator on China's role in international affairs, and a frequent advisor to the aid community on governance issues in the PRC. Prior to joining the University of Auckland, he was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and a Visiting Research Scholar at Fudan University’s School of International Relations and Public Affairs in Shanghai, China.