Audrey Dugué-Nevers

Audrey Dugue-Nevers


Thesis title: China & Soft Power
Academic Supervisors: Professor Katherine Morton 

Academic Background

MSc East Asian Development and the Global Economy, SPAIS, University of Bristol (January 2013)
MA Chinese Studies, with Honours, Langues O’ – INALCO (2011)

Research Project

Thesis title: China & Soft Power
Academic Supervisors: Professor Katherine Morton 

My educational background and research interests focus on East Asia and particularly China’s changing role in the world, and encompass politics, international relations, international development, culture. My PhD research aims to explore how an authoritarian state such as China is able to wield soft power by drawing upon its history and culture, and how China is adapting an American public diplomacy concept in its foreign policy to alter its image, expand its cultural and diplomatic influence, and enhance international cooperation.

Research and teaching activity

Professional recognition

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA): professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning; UKPSF level D1. (July 2017)

Teaching Experience

  • University of Sheffield POL236 ‘Contemporary Chinese Politics’: Undergraduate level 2. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2017/18
  • University of Sheffield EAS370 ‘China’s Rise: Domestic Transformation, Global Expansion’: Undergraduate level 3. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2017/18
  • New York University Shanghai Summer School Invited Lecture ‘Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, and Sino-US Relations: An Introduction’: Undergraduate level 2. Guest speaker. 7 June 2017
  • University of Sheffield FCS6100 ‘Research, Ethics, and Integrity’: PhD workshops. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2016/17; 2017/18
  • University of Sheffield FCS670 ‘Qualitative Methods for Social Science Research’: PhD workshops. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2016/17
  • University of Sheffield EAS6211 ‘Investing in East Asia’: Postgraduate level. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2015/16
  • University of Sheffield IPS101 ‘State of Sheffield’: Undergraduate level 1. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2015/16; 2016/17
  • Completed the Sheffield Teaching Assistant Award. 2015
  • Cambridge CELTA; incorporates the PTLLS. 2013

Conference presentations: Papers, Posters & Talks

  • 2018. Presentation, Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network: Postgraduate Chinese Studies Conference 2018, 26-27 October, University of Glasgow, UK.
  • 2018. Presentation, Visiting Program for Young Sinologists, 6–26 September, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China.
  • 2018. Presentation, ISA 59th Annual Convention, 4–7 April, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 2017. “China and Soft Power on the New Silk Road”, International Studies Association (ISA) International Conference 2017 – The Pacific Century?, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong SAR
  • 2016. “China & Soft Power: building relations and cooperation”, The 2016 Sizihwan International Conference on Asia-Pacific Studies, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2016. “China & Soft Power: a growing influence and the globalisation of ideas”, Global China: UK – China Next Generation Dialogue, White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC) Workshop, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2016. “China and Soft Power: the dynamics of strategic communication”, British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies annual conference 2016, King’s College London, University of London, UK
  • 2016. Poster, Inaugural Doctoral Academy Conference 2016, University of Sheffield
  • 2016. Poster, WRDTC Fifth Annual Conference 2016, University of Leeds [1st Prize]
  • 2016. “China and soft power: the Silk Road of ideas”, East Asia Net 2016 tenth anniversary conference, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2016. “China & Soft Power in terms of globalisation”, The 19th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2016. “China & Soft Power: International Cooperation and Strategic Communication”, Twelfth Graduate Seminar on China , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
  • 2015. Poster; White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Welcome Event 2015, University of Sheffield, UK [1st Prize]
  • 2015. “China & Soft Power: International Cooperation, Trust & Alliances”, Conference for an Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics CIAP 2015, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2015. Poster; the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) Annual Conference, University of Leeds, UK

Funding & Awards

  • The Sidney Perry Foundation: grant towards research, October 2018
    Postgraduate Research Experience Programme : grant towards researchers’ experience, July 2018
  • Faculty Research Support Scheme: research grant towards fieldwork, January 2017
  • WRDTC Poster Exhibition 2016 First Prize, University of Leeds, UK, June 2016
  • White Rose East Asia Centre: travel grant towards international conferences, Spring 2016
  • British Inter-University China Centre, University of Manchester: offered a week intense course, travel, and accommodation, Spring 2016
  • Santander Research Mobility Award: research grant, January 2016
  • WRDTC Doctoral Researcher Poster Competition 2015 Prize, October 2015
  • SEAS Learned Society Fund and Research Support, 2015-2018