Yaowen Deng

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

2021 Global Leadership Initiative

GLI Yaowen2

Yaowen Deng is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). His research focuses on the politics of energy transitions and environmental justice in South Africa, specifically the emerging potential of judicial activism in enabling resistance from below against further investment in coal. Before coming to Oxford, Yaowen studied philosophy at Nanjing University, primarily researching ancient Chinese philosophy and critical theory. Outside of academia, he has been engaging with LGBTQ+ rights activism in China. Yaowen is a member of St Edmund Hall