- Ethnic politics in China
- History of Islam and Muslims in China
- Comparative and transnational interests in nationalism, state-society relations, law, and Islamic religoius and political movements
Wilson Center Projects
It's Got That Swing: The Politics of Ethnic Policy in China
Aaron Glasserman is a historian specializing in ethnic politics and the history of Islam and Muslims in China with comparative and transnational interests in nationalism, state-society relations, law, and Islamic religious and political movements. He received a PhD in History from Columbia University in 2021 and a BA in Near Eastern Studies (with certificates in Chinese and Arabic) from Princeton University in 2013. His research has been published or is forthcoming in The China Quarterly, The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, The International Journal of Asian Studies, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and several edited volumes as well as Foreign Policy and ChinaFile. He is an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University.