I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University.  Before joining Rutgers, 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 October 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.

My research interests include political economy of inequality and redistribution, social welfare and health policy, authoritarian and Chinese politics. 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_0718