The Board

Heidi Østbø Haugen​

Board Member

Heidi Østbø Haugen holds a PhD in Human Geography and is Professor of China Studies at the University of Oslo. She pioneered studies of Chinese migration to Africa with fieldwork among Chinese entrepreneurs in Cape Verde in 2003, published in the article “On the edge of the Chinese diaspora.” Her subsequent research has focused on trade and migration between West Africa and China and how flows of people, goods, and money are interrelated. Her ongoing project funded by the European Research Council – Brokering China’s Extraversion – examines processes that establish and reinforce transnational linkages from South China to the world. Haugen has previously served on the executive board of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network (CA/AC) and has been a visiting scholar at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou.