Lina Wang is interested in ethnic policy and Sino-Turkish relations. She received her Bachelor’s in English and International Studies from the “Cradle of China’s diplomats,” China Foreign Affairs University and Master’s in European Studies from University of Macau. Prior to joining the Jackson School, she learned the Turkish language at Istanbul University Language Center for two years. This immersion period in Turkey also inspired her interest in the Uyghur diaspora in Turkey and long-distance nationalism. Her research is based in States, Markets and Societies (SMS), with a secondary focus on the Peace, Violence, and Security (PVS).