Head of Political Science Program, Director of the China Studies Center
Riga Stradins University
Head of the Asia program at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, a member of the China in Europe Research Network (CHERN) and European Think Tank Network on China (ETNC). After having defended her doctoral dissertation on traditional Chinese discourse, she has held a Senior visiting research scholar position at Fudan University School of Philosophy, Shanghai, China, and a Fulbright visiting scholar position at the Center for East Asia Studies, Stanford University. Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a European China Policy Fellow at MERICS and an affiliate of the Lau Institute at King's College, London.
Dr. Bērziņa-Čerenkova publishes on PRC political discourse, contemporary Chinese ideology, EU-China relations, Russia-China, and BRI, her most recent monograph is “Perfect Imbalance: China and Russia” (World Scientific, 2022).
Una has given guest lectures in several world’s leading universities, her analysis has appeared in Newsweek, WSJ, Politico, SCMP, France 24, die Welt, Libération, Quartz, and other outlets. Currently, she is working on an edited volume on Chinese political discourse as a fellow at the Academy of International Affairs NRW in Bonn.