I am an assistant professor of political science and Asian studies at Elizabethtown College. From July to September 2018, I was a visiting fellow at the China Studies Centre, the University of Sydney. Starting Fall 2019, I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond.
My current research examines the versatile role of the media in authoritarian politics and governance. Focusing on China, I study how local media participate in governance and how authoritarian rhetoric shapes political attitudes and opinions. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Journal of Experimental Political Science, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Political Research Quarterly, The China Quarterly, Modern China, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Journal of Contemporary China.
I earned my PhD in Political Science from the University of Kansas, MA in Political Science from Marquette University, and BA in International Politics from the University of International Relations in Beijing.
Contact me at dchen *at* richmond.edu.
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