Luke Patey is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and Lead Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the political economy of oil in Africa (particularly in Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya); China and India’s relations in Africa; the geopolitics of oil; political and security risk in the international oil industry; and the internationalization of Chinese and Indian state-owned enterprises in the global economy.

Patey is author of The New Kings of Crude: China, India, and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan (Hurst, 2014), shortlisted for the Asia-Africa Book Prize, and co-editor of Sudan Looks East: China, India, and the Politics of Asian Alternatives (James Currey, 2011) with Daniel Large. He has published scholarly articles in African Affairs, Middle East Policy, Third World Quarterly, and the Journal of Modern African Studies.

Patey has written for in the Finan­cial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Hindu, and VICE News. His commentary has appeared in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Al Jazeera, China Central Television (CCTV), the BBC World Service, and Radio France. He has been a vis­it­ing scholar at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationals (Paris), Peking Uni­ver­sity (Bei­jing) and the Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil (New York). He holds a BSc (Hons.) in commerce from Queen’s University (Kingston) and a MSc and PhD from the Copenhagen Business School.