Astrid Jenkins is currently reading for the MPhil International Relations, with a focus on the role of emotion and historical trauma in territorial disputes. Her regional interests lie in the international relations of East Asia, with specific reference to Chinese territorial claims and associated foreign policy.
Prior to beginning the MPhil, Astrid completed a BA International Relations at the University of Exeter, graduating with a Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Performance. She also spent a year at the University of Hong Kong from 2019-2020, leading to her undergraduate dissertation on the role of emotion in Chinese policy towards Hong Kong during the Anti-Extradition law protests. Astrid is a member of the Exeter-Fudan Global Thought Network, a research group committed to expanding academic links between British and Chinese universities.
Astrid is the Vice President and Treasurer of the Oxford International Relations Society.