Zhenan Tong



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Education
Department: Graduate School of Education

Zhenan Tong (BSc Hons Plymouth, MA SOAS, MEd Exeter) is a doctoral candidate (PhD Education) at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter.

Born in Shanghai, China, he has spent his formative years in China, Israel, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Lebanon. Growing up in these countries and regions has instilled in Zhenan a strong appreciation and recognition of the necessity of intercultural competence and communication in fostering dialogue and understanding between peoples of different cultures and nationalities.

His research interests in the realm of education include intercultural education, bilingual/multilingual education, and education policy.

Outside of education, his academic interests include the United Nations, disarmament, international diplomacy, and peacekeeping.