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Wilson Center Announces 2022-23 Wilson China Fellowship Class

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ryan McKenna

Phone: (202) 691-4217


WASHINGTON—The Wilson Center is pleased to announce the members of the 2022-23 Wilson China Fellowship class, a China-focused non-residential fellowship supporting the next generation of American scholarship on China. It is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

This class of 15 Wilson China Fellows includes scholars and practitioners working on a diverse range of policy-relevant issue areas vital to understanding the rise of China and its implications for the United States and the world.

The 2022-23 class of Wilson China Fellows are listed below, along with the projects they will pursue while in residence at the Wilson Center.

Matthew Erie, Associate Professor, Member of the Law Faculty, and Associate Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Studies Center, University of Oxford. “Chinese Law and Development: Implications for US Rule of Law Programs”

Kyle Jaros, Associate Professor of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. “The States of US-China Relations: Predicaments and Prospects for Subnational Engagement”

Mao Lin, Associate Professor of History, Georgia Southern University. “Bringing China Back Into the World: The Historical Origin of America’s Engagement Policy and Its Implications for Contemporary US-China Relations”

Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government, Georgetown University. “Scaling Up and Going Out: The Politics of Chinese Agribusiness Development”

Daniel Mattingly, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University. “How Does the Military Shape Elite Politics in China?”

Daniel McDowell, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. “Lending Tree: Understanding Chinese Bank Branch Growth in Foreign Markets”

Jeremy Murray, Professor of History, California State University, San Bernardino. “Claiming the South China Sea with a New National Mythology: Hainan Island in China’s History, Pop Culture, and Current Geopolitics”

Trang (Mae) Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law and Affiliated Scholar, US Asia Law Institute, New York University (NYU) School of Law. “Legal and Economic Organizations of China-Southeast Asia’s Supply Chains”

Elizabeth Plantan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stetson University. “Transnational Civil Society & Authoritarian Politics in China and Russia”

Maria Repnikova, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Georgia State University. “The China-Russia Information Nexus: Convergence and Competition of Narratives”

Jesse Rodenbiker, Associate Research Scholar, Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University; Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Geography, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; and Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. “Ecological Civilization Goes Global: China’s South-South Conservation Cooperation Initiatives”

Suzanne Scoggins, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies, Clark University. “New Propaganda: How China’s Security Forces Shape Public Opinion on National Security Issues and Beyond”

Gina Tam, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History and Co-Director of Women and Gender Studies, Trinity University. “Women Activists and the Fight for a Democratic Hong Kong, 1950-2019”

Brandon Kirk Williams, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “The Innovation Race: US-China Competition for Science and Technology Leadership and the Quantum Revolution”

John Yasuda, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University. “Necessary Fictions: The Stock Market Problem in China and Its Regional Implications”

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress as the nation’s living memorial to President Woodrow Wilson. Through the work of its staff and fellows, it connects deep scholarship to urgent policy questions.

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