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Hertie School, Berlin/Germany
Professor of Digital Governance, January 2019 – Present
Professor of Digital Politics and Media, March 2017 – December 2018

Leiden University, Leiden/The Netherlands
Associate Professor (UHD), Department of Political Science, March 2014 – February 2017
Assistant Professor with Tenure (UD 1), Department of Political Science, May 2011 – February 2014
Assistant Professor (UD 2), Department of Political Science, January 2007 – April 2011
Research Associate, Modern East Asia Research Centre, January 2007 –

Communication University of China, Beijing/PRC
Research Associate, August 2009 –

Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin/Germany
Visiting Academic Fellow, October 2015 – March 2016



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI/US
Ph.D. Political Science, April 2007
Dissertation: Propaganda for Sale: The Impact of Newspaper Commercialization on News Content and Public Opinion in China

School of Oriental and African Studies, London/UK
M.A. Chinese Studies, (Distinction), December 2001

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY/US
B.A. Political Science, (Magna Cum Laude), May 2000

Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich/Germany
Intermediate Exam, Political Science, July 1999


• Digital Governance
• Political communication, psychology, and participation
• Comparative politics of developing and transitional states
• Chinese politics and media
• Research methodology



2019    Faculty Teaching Fund, support for project course “Social Media Lab: How should the EU regulate platforms as part of the Digital Services Act?, ” Hertie School, Berlin € 2040.

2019    Faculty Activity Fund, Book manuscript: Digital China: Managing citizen participation during political change, Hertie School, Berlin € 9581,92. 

2018    Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Member of Delegation on the President’s travel to China, December 4-11, 2018.

2018   Faculty Activity Fund, What should we be allowed to say? Citizens’ Preferences for Hatespeech Regulation, Hertie School, Berlin, € 15,350.

2015   Visiting Academic Fellow, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin, € 13,500.

2013    European Research Council Starting Grant (7th Framework Programme of the Commission of the European Union (FP-7)), Principal Investigator, “Authoritarianism2.0: The Internet, Political Discussion, and Authoritarian Rule in China,” € 1,499,790.

2011    AMT Research Funding Grant, Principal Organizer of workshop “China’s New Strategies of Authoritarian Rule,” Leiden University, € 2000.

2009    Modern East Asia Research Centre Endowment Award, Co-Organizer of workshop on Media in Contemporary Chinese Politics held at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies of Harvard University, Leiden University, € 2,000.

2008    KNAW Joint Research Project, Principal Investigator, “Advertising Politics:  Rationales, Content, and Effects of Public Service Advertising in the Chinese Media,” Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), € 45,415.

2008    7th Framework Programme of the Commission of the European Union (FP-7), Management Board Member and Leiden Team Leader, “Chinese Views of the EU:  Disaggregating Chinese Perceptions of the EU and the Implications for the EU’s China Policy,” € 1,430,800.

2007    Tim Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award, for APSA 2006 conference paper entitled “The Chinese News Media and Public Opinion: Adaptation of a Propaganda Machine or Instrument for Political Change?,” Political Communication Division, American Political Science Association.

2006    One-Term Dissertation Grant, University of Michigan.

2005    Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan.

2005    E. Eugene Shelley Award, University of Michigan.

2005    Rackham Discretionary Fund, University of Michigan.

2005    Taiwan Familiarization Program, ROC Ministry of Education and Cheng-Chi University.

2004    The Peking University Harvard-Yenching Award, Harvard-Yenching Institute.

2004    Center for Chinese Studies Field Research Support, University of Michigan.

2002    Center for Chinese Studies Endowment Award, University of Michigan.

2001    Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan.

2000    Bernard Buckman Fellowship, School of Oriental and African Studies.

1999    Genesee Scholarship, University of Rochester.

1999 – 2003    Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation).



When the Internet was introduced to China in 1994 soon this new communication technology posed a challenging puzzle to the Chinese Communist Party: how can the state support the development of interactive digital technology that required a certain degree of openness while at the same time also inhibiting its potentially destabilizing effects? Original data collected during the Hu Jintao era in 2008 and Xi Jinping era in 2018 reveal that the state manages digital platforms based on a combination of opening space for citizen participation required for technological development, while also developing technological and institutional infrastructure to manage and control participation in these participatory spaces, when necessary. The state thus can reap the benefits of digital transformation, while also keeping its destabilizing effects under control. Even under the more tightly controlled and personalized leadership of Xi Jinping Chinese citizens overall perceive these developments as positive, emphasizing the power of digital technology for greater openness and convenience. This will be the first book that focuses on the user perspective of digital governance in China, drawing on nationally representative data on Chinese Internet users.




Digital China: Managing Social Media and Political Behavior during Political
Change (with Ting Luo), book manuscript.

Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China, 2013. Cambridge University Press, Communication, Society and Politics Series. Online Appendix; Data; Look Inside or view a prezi.

In peer-reviewed journals:

“Who is a PRC user? Comparing Chinese Social Media User Agreements” (with Felix Garten and Ting Luo), First Monday, 25(8), 2020.

“The Political Position Generator: A New Instrument for Measuring Political Ties in China” (with Keri Hartman and Ting Luo), Social Networks, 63, 2020: 70-79.

“Designing Authoritarian Deliberation: How Social Media Platforms Influence Political Talk in China” (with Ting Luo and Mingming Shen), Democratization, 27(2), 2019: 243-264.

“Towards Area-Smart Data Science: Critical Questions for Working with Big Data from China,” Policy and Internet, Special Issue on Big Data from China, 10(4), December 2018: 393-414.

“Who is afraid of the Chinese State? Evidence Calling into Question Political Fear as Explanation of Overreporting of Political Trust,” (with Ashley Esarey and Jie Zhang). Political Psychology, 39(5), October 2018: 1105-1121.

“Which Social Media Facilitate Online Public Opinion in China?” (with Ting Luo). Problems of Post-Communism, 64(3-4), March 2017: 189-202.

“Support for Propaganda: Chinese Perceptions of Public Service Advertising,” (with Ashley Esarey and Jie Zhang). Journal of Contemporary China, 26(103), January 2017: 101-117.

“Greasing the Reels: Advertising as a Means of Campaigning on Chinese Television.” The China Quarterly, Special Section on the Chinese Media, 208, December 2011: 851-869. (Organizer of Special Section).

“Race to the Bottom: Media Marketization and Increasing Negativity Toward the United States in China.” Political Communication (Special Issue on Political Communication in China), 28(3), August 2011: 268-290. Online Appendix; USCATA Data Documentation. (Republished with Routledge)

“Remote Control: How the Media Sustains Authoritarian Rule in China” (with Mary E. Gallagher). Comparative Political Studies, 44(4), April 2011: 436-467. Online Appendix.

“Who Believes Propaganda? Media Effects during the Anti-Japanese Protests in Beijing.” The China Quarterly, 202, June 2010: 269-289. Online Appendix and a Note on Table A1.

“One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Measuring News Reception East and West.” The Chinese Journal of Communication, 2(2), July 2009: 140-157.

In edited volumes:

“Media or Corporations? Social Media Governance between Public and Commercial Rationales.” in Helmut K. Anheier and Theodor Baums, eds. Advances in Corporate Governance: Comparative Perspectives, Oxford University Press (2020).

“Authoritarian Deliberation 2.0: Lurking and Discussing Politics in Social Media in China” in Michael Delli-Carpini, ed. Digital Media and Democratic Futures, University of Pennsylvania Press (2019).

“Lost Umbrellas: Bias and the Right to be Forgotten in Social Media Research” (with Rebekah Tromble). In Michael Zimmer and Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, eds, 2017. Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

“Responsive Authoritarianism in Chinese Media.” In Avery Goldstein and Jacques deLisle, eds, 2015. China’s Challenges. Philadephia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

“The Chinese Internet Audience: Who Seeks Political Information Online?.” In Hanspeter Kriesi, Daniel Kuebler, and Lisheng Dong, eds, 2014. Urban Mobilization and New Media in Contemporary China. London: Ashgate. (In Press)

“Greasing the Reels: Advertising as a Means of Campaigning on Chinese Television.” In Michael Keane and Wanning Sun, eds, 2013. Chinese Media London: Routledge.

“Xinxi chaozai shidai ruhe kexue chuli yanjiu ziliao (Information Overload? Collecting, Managing, and Analyzing Chinese Media Content).” In Allen Carlson, Mary Gallagher, Kenneth Lieberthal, and Melanie Manion, eds, 2013. Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies. Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press. (In Chinese; English version published with Cambridge University Press in 2010).

“Media Influence on Ethnocentrism Towards Europeans in China.” In Lisheng Dong, Zhengxu Wang, Henk Dekker, eds, 2013. Chinese Views of the EU: Public Support for a Strong Relation. London: Routledge.

“Meiti zai kandai ouzhouren shi dui minzu zhongxin zhuyi de yingxiang (Media Influence on Ethnocentrism Towards Europeans).” In Lisheng Dong et al., eds, 2012. Latest Data, Contributing Factors and Policy Implications, (Beijing: China Social Sciences Academic Press), pp. 257-76. (Republished with Routledge).

“Race to the Bottom: Media Marketization and Increasing Negativity Toward the United States in China.” In Wenfang Tang and Shanto Iyengar, eds, 2012.
Political Communication in China: Convergence or Divergence Between the Media and Political System? London: Routledge. Online Appendix; USCATA Data Documentation.

“What Information Does the Public Demand? Getting the News during the 2005 Anti-Japanese Protests.” In Susan Shirk, ed, 2011. Changing Media, Changing China. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Online Appendix.

“Information Overload? Collecting, Managing, and Analyzing Chinese Media Content.” In Allen Carlson, Mary Gallagher, Kenneth Lieberthal, and Melanie Manion, eds, 2010. Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies. New York: Cambridge University Press. Online Appendix.

“Chinese Attitudes Toward the United States and Americans,” (with A. Iain Johnston). In Peter Katzenstein and Robert Keohane, eds, 2007. Anti-Americanisms in World Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Online Paper.

Policy Paper:

Beyond Regulation: Approaching the Challenges of the New Media Environment.  (with Rafael Goldzweig, Marie Wachinger, and Andrea
Römmele), Dahrendorf Forum IV, Working Paper No. 06, 11 December

Media Influence on Ethnocentrism towards Europeans. Policy Paper Series on Chinese Views of the EU: Disaggregating Chinese Perceptions of the EU and Implications for the EU’s China Policy, funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the Commission of the European Union (FP-7), 2011.

Other articles and reviews:

“China’s Cat-and-Mouse Game Blocking Web Content no Model for EU,” EU-Observer, May 20, 2020.

“Shuwei Shidai de Jiaxinwen” (What is Fake News in the Digital Age?). Hanxue Yanjiu Tongxun (Newsletter for Research in Chinese Study), 147(107), August 2018: 7-13. (In Chinese)

Book Review. Timothy Hildebrandt, Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China. Perspectives on Politics, 14(2), June 2016.

“Responsive Authoritarianism in Chinese Media and Other Authoritarian Contexts.” Political Communication Report, 25(1), April 2015.

Book Review. James Reilly, Strong Society, Smart State. China Quarterly, 210, June 2012: 515-516. (Copyright: China Quarterly)

Book Review. Martin King Whyte, Myth of the Social Volcano. Journal of Chinese Political Science, 17(2), June 2012: 211-212.

Gongyi Guanggao de Yingxiangli Diaocha (A Survey on the Influence of Public Service Announcements). Zhongguo Gongyi Guanggao Nianjian (China Yearbook for Public Service Announcements), 2011. (In Chinese)

Book Review. Young Nam Cho, Local People’s Congresses in China: Development and Transition. Perspectives on Politics 8(4), December, 2010: 1247-1248.

Google en oeroude duiven: Hoe de publieke opinie in China wordt gestuurd (Google and ancient pigeons: How public opinion is guided in China). China Nu (China Now), 2, Zomer, 2010: 22-25. (In Dutch)

Book Review. Haiqing Yu, Media and Cultural Transformation in China. China Information, 24(1), March, 2010: 114-115.


“Who is Lurking and Discussing on Chinese Social Media? The Role of User
Gratification, Privacy Concerns, and Personality” (with Ting Luo).

“Engaging Digital Citizens in Maintaining Stability in China: The Role of
Ideology, Patriotism, and Political Fear in an Authoritarian Regime” (with
Ting Luo).

“Political Talk in China: Who are the Online and Face-to-Face Participants and how do They Perceive Space for Political Discussion?” (with Ting Luo).

“China’s Social Credit System and Political Trust: Why do Chinese Citizens trust the Government with their Data?” (with Ting Luo).

Who is Consuming and Producing Political Content on Chinese Social Media? (with Ting Luo).

“Explicit Consent and Bias When Matching Data from Social Media and
Surveys” (with King-wa Fu, Pierre Landry, Ting Luo, and Blake Miller).

“When and How the Use of Twitter’s Public APIs Biases Scientific Inference” (with Bekah Tromble and Andreas Storz), presented at the conference on Materiality, Publicness, and Digital Media, University of Amsterdam, October 25-26, 2016.

“Six Hypotheses on Public Opinion and Foreign Policy-Making in China,” (with A. Iain Johnston).

“Digital Governance Approaches towards Platform Regulation” (with Lance Bennett).

“Hate Speech in Public Communication in Germany: What is Hate Speech for Public Relations Professionals and how do they Perceive Hate Speech in their Work?” (with Sophia Schlosser).


Data Sets: (see and

China Internet Survey, 2018
Online Social Identity Survey, 2016
Online Media Use Surveys, 2015, 2016
The Hong Kong protests on Twitter, Sina Weibo, and Tencent Weibo, 2015.
Public Service Advertising Experiment, 2010.
United States Computer-Aided Text Analysis (USCATA), 1999 & 2003.
Labor Law Computer-Aided Text Analysis (LLCATA), 2005.
Beijing Area Studies Survey of Beijing Residents (media variables), 2004.
China Regional Media Data, 2007.
Media and Authoritarianism Data Set, 2001-2009.



Media Appearances:

Project with Hertie Students on Platform Regulation as part of the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the 2020 Digital Services Act at

Contributor to (Mercator Institute for China Studies).
Interviews and conversations with Deutsche Welle, New York Times, Volkskrant, Voice of America, Sinica Podcast, NRC-Handelsblad, NRC-Next, Weekend Avisen, ARD German Television, and various blogs and Chinese media outlets.

Journalist for Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting), 1997 – 2000.


Consultancy and Policy Advice:

Collaboration with PEW Research Center comparing Chinese social media use with the United States, April 2020 – Present.

Public Consultation regarding the Digital Services Act by the European Commission 2020,, February 2020 – Present.

Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Member of Delegation on the President’s travel to China, December 4-11, 2018.

Commissioned Scientific Research: “Countering Hatespeech: Strengthening a Culture of Democratic Discussion in Professional Contexts (Hatespeech entgegentreten. Demokratische Diskussionskultur im professionellen Kontext stärken)” for German Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth (BMFSFJ) with Amadeu-Antoniu-Stiftung, Bundesverband deutscher Pressesprecher, and Forschungsgruppe Modellprojekte, 2018-2019.

Tech talks regarding Chinese internet users at social media startups in Berlin, 2016 – Present

Talks and consultancy for NGOs focusing on digitalization and privacy protection (i.e. Facebook, Tactical Tech, Privacy International), 2016 – Present

Input regarding open access and data management policies in higher education at the European Research Council Executive Agency, 2014; 2018.
Diplomatic training regarding Chinese Foreign Policy-Making for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, 2012.


National Committee on US-China Relations and the University of Michigan (online 2020), German Internet Institute (Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society) (online 2020), Yale-NUS College, Singapore (online 2020), Internet Governance Forum, Berlin (2019), Free University Berlin (2019), Oxford University (2018), Mercator Institute for China Studies (2018), Lund University (2018), Tsinghua University (2018), Peking University (2018), National Central Library Taiwan (keynote – 2018), University of Lisbon (2018), Sinonerds (2018), Duke University (2017), University of Michigan (2017), University of Glasgow (2017), Science Match Berlin (2017), Privacy International (2017), Tactical Tech-Berlin (2016), Humboldt Institute for the Internet and Society-Berlin (2016), New York University (2016), University of Pennsylvania (2016), London School of Economics and Political Science (2016), Hertie School (2016), NYU-Shanghai (2016), University of Amsterdam (2016), Mercator Institute for China Studies-Berlin (2016), Social Media Startup Wire (2015), University of Konstanz (2015), Southern Methodist University-Texas (2015), The American Academy in Berlin (2015), Shanghai Jiaotong University and University of Michigan (2015), Leiden University (2015), University of Michigan (2014), Leiden University (2014), European Research Council Executive Agency (2014), International Institute for Asian Studies (2014), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (2013), Heidelberg University (2013), University of Pennsylvania (2013), University of Michigan (2013), University of Zürich (2013), University of Amsterdam (2012), University of Leeds (2012), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (2012), Göttingen University (2012) (In German), The British Academy (2012), University of Michigan (2011), Harvard-Yenching Institute (2011), University College Utrecht (2011), Lund University (2010), University of Oxford (2010), Friedrich-Alexander University (2010), Arizona State University (2010), Columbia University (2010), Tsinghua University (2009) (In Chinese), Fudan University (2009) (In Chinese), Communication University of China (2009) (In Chinese), Tsinghua University (2009) (In Chinese), Fudan University (2009) (In Chinese), Communication University of China (twice in 2009) (In Chinese), Fairbank Center of Harvard University (2009), University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009), Communication University of China (2008), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University (2008), Leiden University (2007), Peking University (2007).


At the Hertie School:
Ongoing: Till Schöfer (2021), Felix Garten (2023).
At Leiden University:
Supervised to completion: Xinrong Ma (2017), Zhongyuan Wang (2017), Zheng Li (2016), Xi Jin (2013), Wen Pan (2014).
Ongoing: Sabine Mokry (2021).
External Dissertation Committee Member: Chunyan Shu (2013), Yiwen Cheng (2014).
External Examiner/Supervisor:
Elina Sinkkonen, Oxord University (2014); Xianwen Kuang, University of Southern Denmark (2014), Christopher Cairns, Cornell University (2017).

MA Theses:
First reader to over 38 theses as part of MA Thesis Seminars in Comparative Politics and International Relations, Leiden University, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012.

BA Theses:

First reader to over 18 theses as part of BA Thesis Seminars in Comparative Politics and in Political Psychology, Leiden University, Spring 2008 and Spring 2012.



Graduate Courses:
Social Media Lab: How should the EU regulate platforms as part of the Digital Services Act? Hertie School, Spring 2020.

Digital Governance, for Executive Education, Hertie School, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.

Digital Governance in China: How to Pitch High Quality Data to Non-Governmental Actors (project course), Hertie School, Spring 2019.

Development, Political Transition, and Stability, Hertie School, Spring 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2020, Fall 2020.

New Media, Democracy, and Stability, Hertie School, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2020.

China in World Politics, Leiden University, Winter 2012, Spring 2014.
Political Reform in East Asia (formerly Chinese Government and Politics), Leiden University, Winter 2007, Spring 2008.

Comparative Political Communication, Leiden University, Winter 2007, Spring 2008, Winter 2008, Spring 2013.

Undergraduate Courses:
Political Psychology, Leiden University, Spring 2015, Spring 2016.
Public Opinion and Media, Leiden University, Spring 2008, Winter 2008, Winter 2011, Winter 2012.

Honours Program in Political Science and Public Administration, Leiden University, 2007 / 2008.

Course Development with Center for Teaching Innovations, Hertie School, 2017/2018.

BKO Teaching Certificate, Leiden University, Fall 2011.

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) of three undergraduate courses with Professor Kenneth Lieberthal and Professor Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan, Fall 2002 and Fall 2003.

GSI Training, University of Michigan, Fall 2002 and Winter 2003.



Editorial Board Member: The International Journal of Press/Politics (since 2018); Chinese Journal of Communications (since 2017).

Article Editor: Sage Open Journal.

Workshop/Conference Organizer: Tech Companies and the Public Interest – Comparing European and American Models of Regulating Social Media Platforms (with Lance Bennett, Alan Borning, and Volker Wulf), Hertie School and University of Siegen, July 2-3, 2020; Free Speech and the Politics of Hate (with Simon Munzert), Hertie School, February 20-21, 2020; High-level Policy Dialogue: Digital Governance – Convergence or Fragmentation? (with Gerhard Hammerschmid, Jean-Pisani-Ferry, George Papaconstantinou, and Philip Howard), Hertie School, European University Institute, Oxford Internet Institute, November 24-25, 2019; Digital Governance in China: Towards a Chinese Model of Digital Governance? Hertie School (With Ting Luo), Hertie School, June 27-29; Big Data and Social Science Research in China (with Pierre Landry and Keith Ross), NYU-Shanghai, March 4-5, 2016; Media in Contemporary Chinese Politics, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (with Ashley Esarey and Mary Gallagher), Harvard University, April 25, 2009; China’s New Strategies of Authoritarian Rule (with Yuen Yuen Ang and Mayling Birney), Leiden University, February 24, 2012; Media, Information, and Knowledge about China (with Frank Pieke & Garrie van Pinxteren), Modern East Asia Research Center, Leiden University & Clingendael Institute, May 2014.

Special Issue / Section Organizer: Special Section on Chinese Media, published in The China Quarterly, 208, December 2011 (Principal Organizer); Special Issue on Political Communication in China, published in Political Communication, 28(3), August 2011 (Co-Organizer).

Section Chair: Chinese Politics Section, 2017 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association; Political Communication Section, 2008 Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology.

Award Committee Member: Alexander George Book Award Committee, International Society for Political Psychology, 2008-2009; Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, Political Communication Section, American Political Science Association, 2008-2009.

Journal Referee: Political Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Political Communication, Asia Policy, China Information, International Journal of Press/Politics, China Quarterly, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Asian Survey, China Aktuell, Information Society, China Journal, Political Behavior, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Chinese Journal of Communication.

Member: American Political Science Association, American Association for Asian Studies, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde, European Consortium for Political Research, International Society for Political Psychology, World Association for Public Opinion.


At the Hertie School:

Committee Member: IT Committee, 2018 – Present; MPP/MIA Examination Committee, 2017- Present; Ethics Committee, 2017 – Present; Search Committee Professor of Data Science and Ethics, 2019; Search Committee Professor of Cybersecurity, 2018; Ad Personam Recruitment Procedure, 2018; Introduction of Digital Accounting Software, 2018.

At Leiden University:

Administrative Positions: Data Management Officer for the Institute of Political Science, November 2014 – February 2017. China Steering Group under the Executive Board of Leiden University, June 2015 – February 2017.

Delegation Member: University President Carel Stolker’s visit to China, October, 2014.

Committee Chair: Admissions Committee, Master of International Relations and Diplomacy, October 2011 – August 2015.

Committee Member:Research Committee, April 2007 – August 2012; June 2015 – February 2017; PhD Search Committee, May 2015; Public Relations and Enrollment Committee, August 2010 – August 2012; MIRD Education Committee, March 2008 – June 2008; Search Committee, October – November 2007 and May – June 2011; Admissions Committee, March 2009 – September 2011.

Faculty Representative: PhD Seminar in Political Science, February 2008 – April 2008.

At the University of Michigan:

Committee Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, January – April 2004



Journalist, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Bavarian Broadcasting, Munich/Germany, October 1997 – August 2000.

Project Management Assistant, Hanns-Seidel Foundation Development Aid Project, Weifang, Shandong/PRC, March-April 1998.



German, native speaker
English, fluent speaker
French, conversational proficiency
Mandarin, fluent speaker
Dutch, fluent speaker
Latin, translation skills

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