About Dr Adrian Hearn
Research interests include: the geopolitical implications of China’s deepening diplomatic and economic relations with Latin America, and by comparison with Australia.
Adopting an ethnographic approach to international relations has allowed him to explore cultural convergences/divergences, economic development, and approaches to transparency and technology transfer from the ground up. He has conducted research in Cuba (three years), Senegal (one year), China (one year), and Mexico (one year), focusing most recently on the role of Chinatowns as political and economic bridges to Mainland China. Adrian maintains an active interest in issues of civil society, religion, and political transformation in Cuba. He welcomes applications from students looking for Masters and Ph.D. supervision on these and related topics.