Border People: Editor’s Interview with Elena Barabantseva


  • Elena Barabantseva University of Manchester
  • Elizabeth Dauphinee York University

Author Biography

Elena Barabantseva, University of Manchester

Dr. Elena Barabantseva is senior lecturer in Chinese International Relations at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of 'When borders lie within: ethnic marriages and illegality on the Sino-Vietnamese border,' International Political Sociology, 9:4, 2015; ‘From ‘customary’ to ‘illegal’: Yao ethnic marriages on the Sino-Vietnamese border,’ Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, 15, 2015; and (with Andy Lawrence), ‘Encountering vulnerabilities through ‘filmmaking for fieldwork,’ Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 23.3, June 2015, among other numerous publications. Her full biography and research profile can be found at


How to Cite

Barabantseva, E., & Dauphinee, E. (2018). Border People: Editor’s Interview with Elena Barabantseva. Journal of Narrative Politics, 4(2). Retrieved from