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 in the Research Center for Contemporary China.
My research interests include (1) the political causes and consequences of social inequality, social stratification, and social 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_2019