Dr. Eva Seiwert

Dr. Eva Seiwert

Postdoctoral Researcher
Room: Room 4.025

Eva Seiwert is Research Associate in the project Academic Freedom, Globalised Scholarship and the Rise of Authoritarian China at the Institute for Political Science (Professorship of Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach). She studied East Asian Relations and Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the Universität Leipzig. Eva received her PhD in International Relations from Freie Universität Berlin in May 2021 with a thesis on the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and China’s strategy of shaping international norms. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and has spent numerous study and research stays abroad, including at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Renmin University Beijing, Lanzhou University, and the United Nations Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges. During her studies, Eva worked as a teaching assistant at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies of Freie Universität Berlin and as a tutor for modern Chinese at the Universität Leipzig.

Eva is Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Associate Editor at 9DASHLINE, a platform dedicated to offering original comment and analysis on issues affecting the Indo-Pacific. Her comments on international affairs have appeared on various platforms, including The Diplomat, Global Policy, South China Morning Post, and the Bertelsmann Foundation’s BTI Blog. Eva’s tweets on current affairs can be found at @evaseiwert.

Research interests

  • Foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China
  • Authoritarian Regimes
  • Norms
  • Multilateralism
  • China-Russia relationsli>