Gary Rawnsley is head of the School of Social and Political Sciences and professor of public diplomacy at the University of Lincoln. He has worked at the University of Nottingham, where he was seconded to be the founding dean of the University’s campus in China (UNNC), and then worked at the Universities of Leeds and Aberystwyth. Prior to joining Lincoln, Gary returned to UNNC to be the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He serves on the editorial and advisory boards of several journals, including the Hague Journal of Diplomacy and the Journal of Public Diplomacy, and serves as the book reviews editor for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies and the Journal of International Communications. Among Rawnsley’s recent books are two co-edited volumes: The Research Handbook of Political Propaganda (Edward Elgar, 2022) and The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power (Routledge, 2023, 2nd edition). Rawnsley has been a visiting professor in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, and is affiliated with the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China) and Asia University (Taichung, Taiwan).