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Elizabeth Plantan

2022-23 Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stetson University

Wilson Center Projects

Transnational Civil Society & Authoritarian Politics in China and Russia

Full Biography

Elizabeth Plantan is an assistant professor of political science at Stetson University. Her research interests encompass the global study of civil society, authoritarian regimes, and environmental affairs, with a focus on the comparative and international politics of China and Russia. Previously, she was a 2018-2020 China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research is published or forthcoming in Comparative Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Russian Politics, among other venues. She has also published op-eds and public-facing scholarship in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ChinaFile, Russian Analytical Digest, and elsewhere. She holds an M.A. & Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, an M.A. in Russian & East European Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and a B.A. in Government and Russian & East European Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.