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Dr Charlotte  Goodburn

Dr Charlotte Goodburn

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Deputy Director, Lau China Institute

Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Development.

Research subject areas

  • International affairs and development
  • Policy and society
  • Politics
  • Geography and the environment

Contact details

Biography

Dr Charlotte Goodburn is a Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Development. Before coming to King's, Charlotte was a post-doctoral researcher in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD in the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge, and holds a BA (in History) and an MPhil (in Contemporary Chinese Studies), also from Cambridge.

Charlotte studied Mandarin at Peking University and at Taiwan Normal University, and has spent several years working, studying and conducting fieldwork in China. 

She was appointed as Deputy Director of the Lau China Institute in 2016.

Research

  • Chinese politics and development
  • Rural-urban migration and urbanisation
  • Comparative development in Asia, especially of China and India
  • Gender and household dynamics
  • Childhood and intergenerational poverty
  • Population and development
  • Urban and rural change
  • Migration studies
  • Social welfare

There is a strong comparative dimension to her work: she is interested in the political economy of a wide range of developing countries and in issues in politics, migration and development more generally. In her current work, she compares rural-urban migration in China and in India.

Teaching

Postgraduate

PhD supervision 

Charlotte is interested in supervising on the following topics:

  • Chinese politics and development
  • Rural-urban migration and urbanisation
  • Comparative development in Asia, especially of China and India
  • Gender and household dynamics
  • Childhood and intergenerational poverty
  • Population and development
  • Urban and rural change
  • Migration studies
  • Social welfare

Further details

See Charlotte's research profile