Ceren Ergenc is an associate professor at the department of China Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou. She was previously an assistant professor of International Relations and Asian Studies at Middle East Technical University. She holds a PhD from Boston University in political science with a particular focus on area studies. Her research interests include state-society relations in contemporary China and comparative regionalisms in East and South Asia. She regularly contributes to GazeteDuvar in Turkish and occasionally to outlets such as the Times Higher Education blog.