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. During the graduate study at Columbia, I majored in comparative politics and minored in international relations. I got BA degrees in Political Science and Economics, and a MA degree in Political Science from Peking University (Beijing, China). During study at Peking University, I worked as a research assistant at the Research Center for Contemporary China at Peking University.

My research interest is to examine social inequality and stratification, redistribution, social mobility, social welfare, health policy, authoritarian and Chinese politics from 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_2018