Yixian Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education & Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Nanjing University, China M.A., Ph.D., Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

Curriculum Vitae



Yixian Sun is a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and also an affiliate of the Yale MacMillan Center Council on East Asian Studies. His research focuses on private governance, environmental politics, and sustainable consumption, with a focus on large emerging economies, especially China. Yixian holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in International Relations / Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. His book project analyzes the political economy of private sustainability governance in China. Yixian’s work has been published in the Review of International Political EconomyGlobal Environmental Politics, and VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.