de Feo-Giet


Dr. Danielle Karanjeet J. de Feo-Giet (BA hons. Chinese (Modern & Classical), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; MA, Regional Studies East Asia Programme, Harvard University) was recently conferred her DPhil from the faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is a comparative study of contemporary popular film in India and China, examining it as cultural sediment, consumer product and sociological prism within matrices of artistic, market and state forces in these two rapidly changing mega-economies. She is co-founder of the Juxtapose Project.

Published in China, Taiwan, the USA and Europe, she has frequently been selected to devise courses and lectures on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, engaging students participating in the year abroad programme at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, and to take part in outreach projects for students in secondary and tertiary education from a wide range of backgrounds. 

Danielle has extensive professional experience in the realm of Development in both public and private sectors. 

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Barbara Harriss-White


Senior Member of the Juxtapose Project.

Professor Barbara Harriss-White is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, Senior Research Fellow in Area Studies, Emeritus Fellow and coordinator of the South Asia Research Cluster (SARC), Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Former director of Queen Elizabeth House and founder of the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme in Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. She has supervised 35 doctoral students. She is Director of an ESRC-DFID Indo-British research project on measuring greenhouse gases and work in India’s informal economy using the case of rice.

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Ma Yuge


Dr. Ma Yuge (BA, Tsinghua University; MA 1st year Jawaharlal Nehru University; Msc University of Oxford) is a recent graduate of the DPhil programme of the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. Her thesis, titled

Widely published, Yuge, a Brookings Institute fellow, and special post-holder at TERI, Delhi, has experience of both academic and practice perspectives on energy efficiency and low carbon, its policy and drivers. She is now  a Postdoctoral Researcher in ECI and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Her research focuses on global low-carbon development, energe and climate policy as well as sustainable urbanization in China, India and beyond. Current research project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 GREEN-WIN Project, which focuses on win-win strategies and sustainable business models of climate action and urban transformation in Shanghai, Istanbul, Barcelona and Venice. 

Yuge is co-founder of the Juxtapose Project.

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Dr. Aadya Shukla is a Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, working on computational approaches for the analysis and evaluation of norms and models of governance in cyberspace.

Aadya has served as the Science, Technology and Public Policy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School (2010-2013/2013-14). Her research is focused on aspects of cyber security (construction of computational models to conceptualize cyberspace, and comparative analysis of national cyber strategies, including India and China).

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Zhang Yang is an MPhil student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, department of East Asian Studies under Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli.

His research explores cultural exchange between China and India from Xuan Zang’s time to the contemporary. He holds a BA in musicology from Capital Normal University (Beijing) and an MA in Buddhist Studies from Delhi University. He composes music, with the poems of India and China, exploring the communication between these two countries. 

In addition to his organisational role on the ground at JNU, his sensitive musical contribution to Juxtapose has been indispensable in exploring new avenues for comparative and relational understanding.