I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University. Before joining Rutgers in 2016, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at University of Pennsylvania. I received a PhD of Political Science from Columbia University in 2014. I got BA degrees in Political Science and Economics, and a MA degree in Political Science from Peking University (Beijing, China). During my study at Peking University, I worked at the Research Center for Contemporary China as a research assistant.
My research interests include (1) political causes and consequences of social inequality, stratification, and (im)mobility; (2) redistribution, social welfare and health policies; (3) authoritarian and Chinese politics in the political economy perspective.
I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on comparative politics, comparative political economy, political economy of East Asia, and Chinese politics. I am an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Chinese Studies at Rutgers University and an associate in the China Center for Social Policy at Columbia University.
My curriculum vitae: CV_XianHuang_112019