DR Xiao Han

DR Xiao Han




    • Xiao's research interest includes China's rural changes, the Chinese 'go-out', the technopolitics of (water) infrastructure and the political economy of development. She is working as a team member to investigate the nature and impacts of the restructuring of China’s agriculture and rural society. She works with Professor Christine Wong, Dr Sarah Rogers, Dr Brooke Wilmsen, and Dr Zoe Wang to examine the (re)configurations of and relations between land, labour, and capital in China's agricultural sector. Xiao coordinates the project’s survey design with key partners from China Agricultural University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Yunnan University and the China Three Gorges University.

      Xiao's PhD project investigated the goals, practices and consequences of Chinese overseas dam building, with a focus on Ghana.



    Member of

    • American Association of Geographers. Member, Economic Geography Specialty Group; Energy and Environment Specialty Group; China Geography Specialty Group and Africa Specialty Group 2016 - 2018
    • The Institute of Australian Geographers. Student member 2016 - 2017


    Selected publications


    Education and training

    • Cert, University of Oxford
    • Ph.D, University of Melbourne 2018
    • M.Sc, Hohai University 2013
    • B.E., Hohai University 2010

    Awards and honors

    • Outstanding Student Paper Award, China Geography Speciality Group of the American Association of Geographers, 2018