He is a research assistant in the School of Geography, University College Dublin. His research interests lie in scrutinizing housing inequalities, urban transformation, and grassroots resistance in Mainland China and beyond from the perspective of cultural and political economy. He is?also keen to examine institutional design of urban policies, in terms of housing, fiscal, and financial fields. He is currently the co-investigator of a project funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy China Program and a former recipient of a doctoral study grant from the China Scholarship Council (2010 -2014). He received his PhD degree from?University College Dublin.