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Kyle Jaros

2022-23 Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of Global Affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame

Wilson Center Projects

The States of U.S.-China Relations: Predicaments and Prospects for Subnational Engagement

Full Biography

Kyle A. Jaros is associate professor of global affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also a faculty fellow of the Keough School’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the Pulte Institute for Global Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. Jaros’s research explores the politics of regional development, central-local relations, urban governance, and subnational foreign affairs with a focus on China. His first book, China’s Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development (Princeton University Press, 2019) examines the policy logics and political factors driving uneven development in China’s provinces. His research has also appeared in leading China studies and social science journals such as The China Journal, The China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Urban Affairs Review. Jaros is a current fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program (2021-23).