Assistant Research Fellows




Main Research Fields: American Foreign Policy; Critical Security Studies; Discourse Studies




Dr. YUAN Sha joined CIIS in 2017, and she is currently an assistant research fellow at Department of American Studies. She received her PhD degree in International Politics from China Foreign Affairs University in 2017, MA in American Studies from China Foreign Affairs University in 2010, and BA in International Finance from Beijing International Studies University in 2007. She worked as an international coordinator at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics between 2010 and 2013, and studied as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University in the United States during 2015 and 2016.


1.Yuan Sha,“The Myth and Dilemma of Grand Strategy: A Review of Grand Strategic Practice of the Obama Administration under the Logic of Practicality,” Journal of Strategy and Decision Making, Vol.8, No.3, 2017;

2.Yuan Sha,“Discursive Balancing for Hegemonic Maintenance,” World Economics and Politics, No.3, 2017;

3. Yuan Sha,“Language Habits and Security Dilemma: Thinking beyond Materialism and Rationalism,” International Security Studies, Vol.34, No.1, 2016, this paper received the award of the 2016 Best Paper of International Relations Studies;

4. Yuan Sha,“‘Paris School’ and the‘Practice Turn’ in Critical Security Studies,” Foreign Affairs Review, No.4, 2015;

5. Yuan Sha,“How to Achieve Effect with Words,” International Forum, Vol.17, No.4, 2015;

6. Yuan Sha,“Crisis Formation from the Perspective of Language Games: Taking the Yasukuni Shrine Crisis as an Example,” Foreign Affairs Review, Doctoral Research Collection, Vol.31, 2014.

7.Yuan Sha,“Discourse, Power and Persuasion: How to Build an Effective International Discourse System,” in Building an International Discourse System Bridging China and the Word, Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2016.