Stephenie Andal, Ph.D. Candidate

sandalois@yahoo.ca

The University of Sydney

City: Sydney, New South Wales

Country: Australia

Research Interests

Asian Politics

Foreign Policy

Specific Areas of Interest

China Cyber Policies

Cyber Sovereignty

Digital Politics

Sovereignty

Chinese Foreign Policy

Internet Governance

Countries of Interest

China

Hong Kong

My Research:

Stephenie is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Supervised by Professor John Keane at the Sydney Democracy Network, Stephenie’s research is cross-disciplinary and explores alternative theories to conventional understandings of sovereignty, power, and the State, with a focus on the intersection of surveillance, cyber politics, and digital technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. Her PhD thesis undertakes a critical re-description of China’s power strategy of cyber sovereignty and its impact on international politics and global Internet governance. Stephenie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary (Canada), and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford (UK), where her research focused on the cultural and political implications of censorship and surveillance in the post 9/11 era in America.