Barclay Bram Shoemaker

barclay bram shoemaker

Area Studies (2017 cohort)

I will be reading for a DPhil in Area Studies, focusing on cultural and social responses to mental health in China, taking Anthropology as my main disciplinary framework.

I have an MSc in International Relations and Global Issues from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford. In 2014-15 I was a British Council Generation Uk Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai, where I completed HSK level 6. I was selected as International Affairs Forum's Student Writer of the Year in 2014, and have worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, with work appearing in the Huffington Post, Vice, Dazed, Sixth Tone, the Diplomat and more.