About Jesus College/Our community/ People
Mr Kevin Wang

Roles and subjects

Career Development Lecturer in Geography



Academic Background

BA Geography at King’s College London (First Class Honours)
MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at University of Oxford (Distinction)
Postgraduate Study at Beijing Normal University
DPhil in Migration Studies at University of Oxford (ESRC +3 Grand Union DTP) Undergraduate Tutor and Teaching Assistant for Module in: Geography, Society and Culture of China, School of Geography and the Environment (University of Oxford) under Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

Human Geography Tutor


Research Interests

Migration Studies – Development Studies – Contemporary China – Urban Studies – Urban Futures – Environment and Planning – International Interactions

Non-Academic Info

Growing up in the UK but regularly visiting family in China has meant that I have been able to enjoy both worlds in terms of understanding cultures as both an insider and outsider.

In my spare time I enjoy exploring cities and hiding about in museums, galleries and good but also cost-effective places to eat.


Wang, K. (2022), “Changing nature of the work units and urban governance in China: The enduring influence of public institutions”, Transactions in Planning and Urban Research, Vol. 1 No. 1–2, pp. 167–183 (https://doi.org/10.1177/2754122322110937).

Deng, Y., Qi, W., Fu, B. and Wang, K. (2019), “Geographical transformations of urban sprawl: Exploring the spatial heterogeneity across cities in China 1992–2015”, Cities, (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102415).


See also the COMPAS and Department of Migration website.