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Ruben Gonzalez Vicente

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. R. Gonzalez Vicente
Telephone
+31 71 527 1696
E-mail
r.gonzalez.vicente@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Ruben's work is at the intersection between global political economy, development studies, political geography and international relations. His research interests include South-South development cooperation, China's international relations (with a specific interest on China's engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean), the role of natural resources in processes of development, and the transformation of politics and international relations under late capitalism.

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Research

Ruben's work is at the intersection between global political economy, development studies, political geography and international relations. His research interests include South-South development cooperation, China's international relations (with a specific interest on China's engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean), the role of natural resources in processes of development, and the transformation of politics and international relations under late capitalism.

Supervision

I am willing to supervise MA students on projects concerning South-South relations and development cooperation (with a particular interest in China); the politics of international development; natural resources, conflict and development; neoliberalism and state transformation; and the contemporary rise of nationalism and populism in a context of neoliberal globalization. For PhD projects, I welcome enquiries from prospective applicants interested in topics related to my own research, including China’s relations with the Global South (in particular Latin America and the Caribbean); the role of natural resources in processes of development; and the transformation of politics and international relations under late capitalism.

Research interests

  • China's Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Critical Development Studies
  • Development and Natural Resources
  • Global Political Economy
  • South-South Relations

Curriculum vitae

Education/Qualifications

2009 - 2012: PhD in Geography, St. John's College, University of Cambridge.
2007 - 2009: MPhil in Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong.
2006 - 2007: Diploma in Chinese Language, Peking University.
2003 - 2007: BA in Chinese Studies, Autonomous University of Madrid.
2000 - 2005: BA in English Philology, University of A Coruña.

Appointments held

2017: University Lecturer, LIAS, Leiden University
2012 - 2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong 

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.02b

Contact

Publications

  • Firetree Foundation Hong Kong Director - advising on funding decisions