Bun Koon

Bun Koon

Doctoral Candidate and Research Associate

Professur für Internationale Politik der Menschenrechte

Room: Room 4.032

Bun Koon is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Institute of Political Science
(Professorship of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach). He studied Public Policy, Management, and Politics at
the University of Hong Kong, and finished his master’s degree with a focus on human rights at the
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He researches on academic freedom in the
Chinese context. Other research interests include framing in social movements and legitimation
strategies of the People’s Republic of China. Since February 2023, Bun’s doctoral research is funded
by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.


  • Human rights, focusing on academic freedom
  • Political linguistics
  • Framing in social movements
  • Legitimation in authoritarian regimes
  • Digital humanities
  • Content analysis