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Erin Baggott Carter

Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California; Hoover Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University


  • Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Security and Defense

Wilson Center Projects

CCP Lobbying and Propaganda in the United States

Full Biography

Erin Baggott Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California and a Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Her research focuses on Chinese politics, propaganda, and foreign policy. Her first book, Propaganda in Autocracies (Cambridge University Press) explores how and why propaganda varies across the world. She is currently working on a book on how the United States and China seek to improve their national security environment by influencing each other. Her other work has appeared or is forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, International Interactions, China Quarterly, New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University, a MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford, and an AB from Harvard College.

Major Publications