Giulia Romano


► Short CV

Giulia C. Romano is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University of Duisburg-Essen and Associated Doctor at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) of the Institute d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences Po). She completed her doctoral studies in 2017 at Sciences Po-Paris, focusing on the transfer of concepts of sustainable urban development from Europe to China. In 2012, Giulia Romano obtained a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot. In previous years, she studied at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Turin (Italy), where she obtained a Master degree in European Studies in 2009, and a Bachelor in International Relations (Development Studies and International Cooperation) in 2007. Her researches at IN-EAST focus on the appropriation of foreign models of governance and on the introduction of methods for residents’ participation in urban planning and urban renewal in Chinese cities.


► Latest Publication

Giulia C. Romano and Osmany Porto de Oliveira (Eds.) (2022): Brazil and China in Knowledge and Policy Transfer. Agents, Objects, Time, Structures and Power. Palgrave MacMillan, 2022.

Giulia C. Romano (2020): Changing Urban Renewal Policies in China. Policy Transfer and Policy Learning under Multiple Hierarchies (Dissertation). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

► Research Interests
  • Chinese Urban Transformations
  • Institutional Transfers
  • Sociology of Organisations
  • Citizens Participation in Planning and Renewal
  • Governance in Urban China
► Current Research Project

Knowledge and policy transfers along the Belt and Road Initiative: An ’on the ground‘ perspective in the heart of the Global North

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