Richard Fraser is an Associate Professor and Visiting Fellow at our center. He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 2018. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor at the Center for Western Borderland Security and Development Cooperation of Sichuan University, as well as a Research Fellow at the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the northeastern part of Inner Mongolia, Mongolia, and Siberia, covering topics such as phenomenological anthropology, existential anthropology, environment and climate, renewable and non-renewable energy, pastoralism and hunting, human-animal relationships, ethnic minorities and the state, cultural heritage and ethnic tourism, mining and resources, resettlement of immigrants, skills and learning, shamanism, and animism. He serves as a reviewer for the journal Inner Asia published by Cambridge Brill Publishers. He has published two academic monographs, seven research papers, and has led seven research projects. He is proficient in English, French, Chinese, Mongolian, and German languages.