Meet Our Researchers: Dr. Maryia Danilovich

Meet Our Researchers: Dr. Maryia Danilovich

Dr. Maryia Danilovich is a postdoc and Humboldt fellow at the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen. Prior to this, she was a researcher at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, an EEGA postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, a Swedish Institute postdoc at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES), Uppsala University, and a guest researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Her research and teaching experience also includes working as an associate professor in International Relations at the Belarusian State University. Over the last few years, she has been co-developing a Digital Humanities Platform for comprehensive analysis and mapping of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

She obtained her Ph.D. in 2015 for a thesis on China’s foreign policy in Central Asia. Maryia’s background in Chinese and Oriental Studies allowed her, as part of her doctoral research, to conduct fieldwork in Northwest China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Her current research areas include China’s foreign policy developments and the adaptation and implementation of China’s BRI in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

 

Selected publications:

Maryia Danilovich, “Belt and Road Initiative in 2020: a New Assessment.” In The Eurasian Network of Regional Initiatives and Organisations. Elements of Interconnectedness. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Policy Paper, October 2020.
Maryia Danilovich, “Bridging Westward to Open the Gates of Europe: Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia and Belarus.” In How China’s Silk Road Initiative is Changing the Global Economic Landscape, ed. by Marcus Taube and Yuan Li, 207-227. London: Routledge, 2020. doi: 10.4324/9780429455193.
Maria Danilovich, “The ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ in the Discourses of the Central Asian States: Political Rhetoric of Growth and Academic Prognostication.” In Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 16/3 (2018): 293-312. doi: 10.1080/14765284.2018.1482090.
Maryia Danilovich, “Approaches to SCO: China and Russia.” In The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Central Asia’s Security Challenges/ DCAF Regional Program Series, no. 16, ed. by Anatoliy Rozanov, 15-36. Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces and Foreign Policy and Security Research Centre, 2013.
Maryia Danilovich, “The Role of China in Central Asia: “Instrumentalisation” of the SCO.” In The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Central Asia’s Security Challenges/ DCAF Regional Program Series, no. 16, ed. by Anatoliy Rozanov, 73-90. Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces and Foreign Policy and Security Research Centre, 2013.

Email: ddanilo@uni-goettingen.de