Combining my experience with human rights advocacy on China and my academic interest in the intersection of medicine and state socialism in the 20th century, my research focuses on the role of images in Chinese public health campaigns in the Maoist period. After graduating from high school in Sweden, where I was born, I did my undergraduate degree in sociology, and my MA in the history of medicine at the University of Warwick. I hope that this background, in combination with my commitment to issues of human rights in China will result in an exciting, interdisciplinary PhD project which will contribute to not only our understanding of the visual element in science communication and the history of public health in modern China, but also to policy and scholarship tackling China’s contemporary public health challenges. I have a keen interest in the history of emotions and the philosophy of science, which I look forward to exploring further in my PhD at Cambridge. I am both humbled and enthusiastic to be joining such a diverse and creative community as Gates Cambridge.