Dr Bastian Struve

  • Lecturer (Politics)

Biography

Energetic researcher with 7+ years of experience working at the intersection of Political Communication, International Relations and Security. Wide social sciences skillset, with a focus on research methodologies, languages, and specialist knowledge of China. Worked in multiple countries, including Germany, China and the UK.

Quantitative and qualitative methods skillset.

Research interests

Research interests:

  • Media and policy making
  • Government & leadership communication
  • Chinese politics & authoritiarianism
  • Terrorism & conflicts (e.g., ethnic conflicts, social unrests)
  • Crises (e.g. leadership crisis, health crises)

 

Current and recent research projects:

  • 2022- present: 'China's national security strategy'
  • 2020 - 2022: 'Covid-19: Understanding Chinese Government Containment Measures and their Societal Impacts', with Jane Duckett (PI), Ana Langer, Yajun Bao, Yingru Li, Holly Snape, Ting Luo, Hua Wang, Weinan Wang, Aofei Lv, Meixuan Chen, Hairong Wang
  • 2018: Politics Research Incentivisation Fund - Workshop on turning points in global military diplomacy and research opportunities 
  • 2018: Politics Research Incentivisation Fund - Workshop on the Chinese media landscape involving academics and journalists

 

Presentations:

2022-02: Guest lecture, University of Glasgow. Title: ‘State-society relations and the internet: Case study China’.

2019-03: Guest lecture, University of Aberdeen. Title: ‘Uncovering China’s domestic “terrorist” threat: A news story, a government story’.

2019-06: BISA - British International Studies Association: The 'terrorism' label in China's official media coverage.

2019-04: PSA - Political Studies Association: Chinese media communication on Xinjiang and ‘terrorism’.

2018-10: Postgraduate Chinese Studies Conference: Gap analysis findings on research about Chinese conceptions of terrorism and security.

Grants

  • 2022- present: Politics Subject Fund - 'China's national security strategy'
  • 2020 - 2022: NIHR & MRC - 'Covid-19: Understanding Chinese Government Containment Measures and their Societal Impacts', with Jane Duckett (PI), Ana Langer, Yajun Bao, Yingru Li, Holly Snape, Ting Luo, Hua Wang, Weinan Wang, Aofei Lv, Meixuan Chen, Hairong Wang
  • 2018: Politics Research Incentivisation Fund - Workshop on turning points in global military diplomacy and research opportunities 
  • 2018: Politics Research Incentivisation Fund - Workshop on the Chinese media landscape involving academics and journalists

Supervision

I welcome applications from prospective doctoral students interested in pursuing research in my areas of interest. I have experience in dissertation supervision on UG and PGT level in Politics and Security programmes.

  • Chinese politics & authoritiarianism
  • Terrorism & conflicts (e.g., ethnic conflicts, social unrests, policymaking)
  • Media communications (e.g., censorship, propaganda)
  • Crises (e.g., leadership crises, health crises)

Teaching

Convening, lecturing and tutoring on UG, PGT and PGR level at the University of Glasgow (UoG) and Glasgow International College (GIC).

Postgraduate teaching

Politics:

  • Internet & Civil Society (UoG)

Research methods:

  • Research Design (UoG)
  • Quantitative Data Analysis (UoG)
  • Social Science Research Methods (GIC)
  • Social Science Principles (GIC)

 

Undergraduate teaching

Politics:

  • Politics 1A: Introduction to Politics (UoG)
  • Politics 2B: Comparative Politics (UoG)
  • European Liberal Demcoracy (UoG, GIC)
  • Comparative Politics (GIC)

Research methods:

  • Qualitative Research Methods (UoG)