Shuk Ying Chan is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. Her research sits at the intersection of 20th century anticolonial thought, theories of global justice; questions of empire and race; and ideas of equality and self-determination.

Her book project, Postcolonial Global Justice, explores the moral and political implications of decolonization as an unfinished project of global justice. In it, she develops an account of “postcolonial global justice” by drawing on the normative visions and political programs of anticolonial thinkers in the era of formal decolonization. In doing so, her project aims to yield a set of historically informed and action-guiding principles that help navigate the questions of self-determination and equality raised in three areas of contemporary global politics: global governance, international investment, and global cultural exchange.

Ying holds a PhD in political theory at Princeton University. From 2023 she will be a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at University College London.