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Xuechen Chen joined the Department of European and International Studies in 2016. Her research primarily focuses on the EU-ASEAN interregionalism, exploring the EU's norm and policy diffusion towards Southeast Asia. Xuechen received her Master's degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in French Studies from Beijing Language and Culture University. She previously worked as a GTA at King's for the module of Integration of the EU. She is currently a lecturer at New College of the Humanities, and has worked as a Teaching Fellow at SOAS. 

Doctoral Research

Normative Power Europe or Normal Power Europe? An analysis of the EU's norm diffusion in relation to ASEAN (2007-2017)

Research interests

  • EU-Southeast Asia relations
  • EU’s policy towards Asia-Pacific
  • China’s foreign policy
  • Regional integration in East Asia
  • Comparative regionalism


Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo