Hi, my name is Anastas Vangeli. Welcome to my personal website, which is still under construction.

I am a doctoral researcher at the Graduate School for Social Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and a PhD Fellow at the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in Hamburg, working on a project that examines how China is changing the way others thing about cooperation and development through its Belt&Road Initiative.

I hold master’s degrees in Contemporary China Studies (Renmin University of China, Beijing 2013), Nationalism Studies (Central European University, Budapest 2009), and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje 2008). I have worked and been associated with a number of research networks and organizations in Europe and Asia.

I have published scholarly and press articles on China and post-socialist Europe as well as the relationship between the two, co-edited a volume on Sino-European relations, and authored a monograph on the political (ab)use of the ancient past in the Balkans.

I have also played and coached basketball, and have been involved in social movements in Macedonia.

You can drop me an email at avangeli [at] sns.edu.pl.