Yunfei Ma is a doctoral student in the Department of Education conducting research in the field of international higher education.

Following his B.A. (First Class) at the University of Durham, Yunfei was awarded with MSc (Distinction) from the Department of Education, University of Oxford prior to his DPhil studies. He has also worked as a research assistant on the project Transnational academic mobility to global south: an exploratory study of international faculty in China.

Yunfei’s DPhil research focuses on global academic publishing and its relationship with knowledge formation, codification and dissemination. His research interest primarily lies in the geo-politics of knowledge production, global epistemic governance, China’s Humanities and Social Sciences research, and the philosophy of power.


Ariel Lindorff and Xin Xu