Christopher Heurlin

Associate Professor Government and Asian Studies

Christopher Heurlin specializes in comparative politics with a focus on Chinese politics. His book, Responsive Authoritarianism in China, examines the impact of protests on policymaking. His other areas of research include NGO politics and institutional trust. Currently, he is writing a book on the enduring power of communism in Asia. The project contrasts the collapse of communism in Mongolia and Cambodia with the continued resilience of communism in China, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos. Prof. Heurlin's teaching focuses on the politics of dictatorships, protests, and Chinese politics.

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  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, 2011
  • MA, University of Washington, Seattle, 2006
  • BA, Carleton College, 2002