Aifang Ma

PhD Candidate

Research Topics

Regulation, Internet and social media, online activism, Internet firms, Internet governance, artificial intelligence

“Double Bind Regulation” of the Internet and Social Media in Contemporary China, supervised by Colin Hay

Aifang MaAifang Ma is a PhD candidate at the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po Paris. She currently works on the regulation of the Internet and social media in contemporary China under the supervision of Professor Colin Hay. She studies both the regulation of Internet firms and Internet users in China. Her articles are published inPublic Administration, Constructif, Revue Monde Chinois Nouvelle Asie, and Mutations. She published two working papers for a leading French think tank Fondation pour l’Innovation Politique.

Aifang Ma obtained her Bachelor’s degree in French language and culture. Her bachelor degree paper on the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone obtained an Excellence Prize. Having simultaneously accomplished two Master’s programs at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Sciences Po in European Affairs, she joined the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) in 2018. Before joining the CEE, she worked at the Office of the Director-General of the UNESCO in Paris and the Embassy of the French Republic in China.


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