Atkinson Center for Sustainability Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Global Development
Juliet Lu is an Atkinson Center for Sustainability Postdoctoral Research Fellow, based in the Department of Global Development, with a focus on political ecology. She is also a Wilson China Fellow for the year 2021-2022. She worked in the past in research for development at the World Agroforestry Centre in Yunnan, China (2009-2011) and with the Centre for Development and Environment in Vientiane, Laos (2012-2013). Her research examines the political economy of Chinese agribusiness investments in Laos – primarily in rubber plantations – and China's rise as a global environmental leader and development partner. Her broader research interests involve the impacts of China’s growing demand for raw materials on land and natural resource management in Southeast Asia, and the political economy of Chinese development cooperation initiatives.
Juliet is also co-host with Erik Myxter-Iino of the Belt and Road Podcast, which covers the latest news, research and analysis on China’s growing presence in the developing world.
Rubber, plantations & large-scale land investments