CCCS welcomes Dr Anthony Spires in 2018

The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies is pleased to welcome Dr Anthony Spires as Senior Lecturer in January 2018. His research focuses on the development of civil society in China, including philanthropy, governmental regulation, and the cultures of nonprofit organizations.

Prior to coming to the University of Melbourne, he held positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and as Director of the Centre for Social Innovation Studies. He recently served as a Consulting Editor for the American Journal of Sociology and is a frequent reviewer for other academic publications.

A graduate of Occidental College, Anthony holds a PhD in Sociology from Yale University. He is currently working on a book about democratic culture, voluntary associations, and civil society in China. More information about his research can be found at