Jie (Jalil) Gao

Jalil is a PhD student of North African Studies. He is interested in political economy of Maghreb, Sino-Maghrebi Relations, the "Belt & Road" Initiative in North Africa, and foreign migrants in Maghreb. He is currently focusing on the transcultural and political significance of the Chinese presence in Maghreb states in forms of labor migrants, entrepreneurs, and professionals; the "Belt & Road" Initiative in Maghreb and its international ramifications.

He is also a certified translator accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources. His professional area is Chinese-Arabic-English translation.

Language Proficiency: Mandarin Chinese (native), English (advanced), Standard Arabic (advanced), French (intermmediate in reading/speaking), Mordern Hebrew (intermmediate in reading)