Oxford University

China Africa Network


The Oxford University China-Africa Network was founded in 2008 by graduate students Amreeta Mathai (Development Studies), Nikia Clarke (Politics), Georgina Powell (Development Studies), Marian Urbina-Ferretjans (Social Policy), and Harry Verhoeven (Politics) under the active 'patronage' of Dr. Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (Lecturer, Politics). The initial idea for a China-Africa Network in Oxford goes back to an initiative by Alexandra Gadzala (Politics) in 2007, subsequently developed into a formal 'OUCAN' by Amreeta, Nikia, Harry, Georgie and Marian in 2008-2009.



Dr Harry Verhoeven


Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford

Zainab Usman

Zainab Usman


DPhil candidate, Department of International Development, University of Oxford


Dr. Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Associate Professor of African and Comparative Politics, University of Oxford


Dr Ignio Gagliardone

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Polic, University of Oxford

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Zhe June Sun

Lead, Bi-weekly Seminar & Discussion Group

MPhil candidate, Department of International Development, Wolfson College, University of Oxford


Victoria Mwirichia


Master of Public Policy Candidate - Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.


Yuzhou Jodie Sun

Lead, OUCAN Blog

DPhil Candidate in History, University of Oxford


Xiaoyu Lu

Public Relations

DPhil Candidate in Politics, University of Oxford

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