Linan Jia is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of International Affairs, University of Georgia, majoring in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research interests include Comparative Political Behavior, Authoritarian Politics, Public Opinion, Media and Cyber Politics, and Institutional Change in Comparative Perspective. Her articles have appeared in Journal of Chinese Governance, Journal of Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies, and Modern China Studies. She has two co-authored book chapters, “Ruling by the Internet, Local Governance in the Digital Age” and “Rescuing Authoritarian Rule: The Anti Gongzhi Discourse in Chinese Cyberspace,” in Palgrave Handbook of Local Governance in Contemporary China and Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis. She is also one of the translators (English to Chinese) of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics published in China in 2016. She has presented research papers and served as panel discussant at several national and international academic conferences, such as International Studies Association West Annual Conference, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chinese Internet Research Conference, etc. From 2012 to 2015, she served as the Assistant Editor of the bi-lingual academic journal Modern China Studies.
In addition to her interest in comparative politics and international relations study, Linan enjoys mountain biking, traveling, woodworking, cabinetry and just about anything working with her hands, as well as helping in her family farm when she is back in her hometown in Inner Mongolia (the northern province in China adjacent to Mongolia).
Comparative Political Behavior; Authoritarian Politics; Public Opinion; Media and Cyber Politics; Institutional Change in Comparative Perspective.