David Stroup


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David R. Stroup is a Lecturer of Chinese Politics at the University of Manchester. He received his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in August 2017. His current research, drawing on ethnographic and interview gathered over the course of a year in China on Fulbright Research grant, focuses on how the renegotiation of ethnic boundaries in ethnic Hui Muslim communities in the context of urbanization interacts with China’s state policies on ethnic and religious identification. He is also developing further research on the everyday foundations of populist Islamophobia in China. His areas of specialization within the field of comparative politics include: nationalism and ethnic politics, everyday ethnicity, the politics of authoritarianism, and state-society relations.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Modernization and Ethnicity in Urban China: A study of urban renewal projects in Hui minority neighborhoods, University of Oklahoma

Award Date: 1 Aug 2017

Master of Arts, University of Oklahoma

14 May 200915 Aug 2011

Award Date: 9 May 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Davidson College

15 Aug 200517 May 2009

Award Date: 17 May 2009

Areas of expertise

  • JQ Political institutions Asia
  • Chinese Politics
  • Islam in China
  • JA Political science (General)
  • ethnic Politics
  • nationalism
  • authoritarianism
  • everyday nationalism
  • state-society relations

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester China Institute


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