Kexin is doing a PhD on the topic of international research collaboration in social sciences through the case of China. The study investigates both the bibliometric patterns and the in-depth experiences of internationally collaborative researchers in education and economics studies. Special focus is put on the negotiations and choices of research topics, theoretical frameworks, and research methods under the influence of different academic cultures. In general, Kexin is interested in how international collaboration influences knowledge production and how international collaboration is influenced by other social and political factors.

Prior to the PhD, Kexin held a MSc in Higher Education in the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Under the supervision of Dr. Xin Xu, Kexin’s Master’s dissertation was on the China-UK collaboration in education studies.

Selected Publications

Yu., (2022). Patterns and dynamics in the international research collaborations: A case of China-UK collaboration ties in education studies