Research Staff

Xuefei Shi

Post Doctoral Researcher

Cultural anthropologist and development researcher focusing on Madagascar, East Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Xuefei is a post-doctoral researcher in the European Research Council (ERC)-funded project "Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple Mobilities in and out of the South China Sea" (TransOcean) at CMI. His research focuses on trans-Indian Ocean seafood trade, Sinophone maritime worlds, and China's social and ecological footprint in East Africa.

Xuefei received his PhD in Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He has extensive field experience in East Africa, especially along the multiethnic Swahili coast and the great island of Madagascar.