Matthew P. Robertson

Office Phone number: +61 (2) 6125-3047



Email address: m.p.robertson[@]

Work address: Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 146 Ellery Cres, Acton ACT 2601


I am a doctoral candidate in political science at the Australian National University and a data scientist at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation where I am involved in Xinjiang-related work. My research deals with biopolitics, state predation, and political violence, with a focus on organ trafficking. This work has led me to become something of a digital archivist, and I now maintain a number of large collections of PRC primary source materials, including court decisions, Party documents, and media and academic works. I primarily use computational and quantitative methods but I am also very interested in theory.

I've previously worked as a legal researcher, human rights researcher, and interpreter, translator, and primary researcher doing due diligence for financial companies. My BA (ANU) was in continental philosophy and English literature.

A list of my publications is here.

This website is based on Hans-J. Boehm's. I find the style appropriate and it brings back my earliest memories of the internet.