Stacey Links

Stacey Links is a South African Doctoral Researcher at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.  Her research focuses on the human rights dimension of Sino-African relations by looking specifically at the discourse on human rights in Sino-African relations. In this she problematizes the dominant discourse as being asymmetric, incomplete and insufficient in capturing the essence and complexities of the human rights dimension of Sino-African relations. Stacey completed her Bachelor’s degree and Honours at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in International Relations while completing a Double Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Leiden in conjunction with the Clingendael Institute for International Relations in The Hague. Her research areas include issues of culture and identity as they pertain to international security, conflict, international relations and international human rights.

Her work is predominantly informed by postcolonial and decolonial approaches and focuses largely on the developing world in the international arena. She has worked in the fields of Security (The Hague Centre for Security Studies, The Netherlands), International Development (Imani Development, South Africa), and Human Rights (Justitia et Pax, The Netherlands; Cordaid, Haiti; RADDHO, Senegal; and HRAC, Ghana).

Focus countries/regions in Africa: sub-Saharan Africa; South Africa; Senegal; Ghana as well as China.

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Utrecht University