Ryan Martínez Mitchell is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and an Associate Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research on international and comparative law, diplomatic and legal history, foreign relations law, as well as Chinese law and politics has appeared in a range of leading scholarly journals, and his commentary and analysis on related topics has also been widely published and cited. His analysis of issues relating to international legal order and/or Chinese law and politics has been featured in publications including Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The Diplomat, and various other venues. He has also been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NPR, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, and other global news media. He is the author of Recentering the World: China and the Transformation of International Law (2022), and is currently working on another book about Beijing’s shifting approaches to global governance.
Professor Mitchell holds a B.A. from The New School, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Law from Yale University, where he was also an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Fellow. While pursuing his doctoral studies at Yale, he received the Archaia Qualification in the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. His legal practice experience includes Alien Tort Statute human rights litigation in U.S. federal courts, work on immigration and asylum issues, and reports to international human rights bodies. Originally from Los Angeles, he is a member of the State Bar of California.