Stacey Links

Dr Stacey Links is an Assistant Professor at Leiden University where she teaches in both the MA Asian Studies and MA International Relations programmes. Specifically, she coordinates and gives the course, 'China-Africa relations in a Changing Global Order (CARCGO)' which focuses on her research on China-Africa engagement. Dr Links received her PhD from Utrecht University's department of law (under the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights), where she focused on foreign policy discourses on the human rights dimension of China-Africa relations. As part of her current research, she focuses on the Right to Development (within which African development, specifically African value chains in the green economy has been her focus), African agency in China-Africa engagement, as well as broader South-South engagement. As an African herself, from South Africa, she is particularly interested in the international politics of knowledge production. Dr Links has also had experience in working for international human rights and development organisations in Haiti, Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa.  She regularly consults and advises a range of government and independent organizations on issues related to her expertise.

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