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Kristen Looney

School of Foreign Service
Department of Government

Kristen Looney is an assistant professor of Asian studies in the Department of Government in the College and in the Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service. A member of the faculty committee for the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues, she joined the Georgetown faculty in 2012.

International activities include:

  • Trained as a comparative political scientist, she is completing a book manuscript on the politics of rural development in East Asia, focusing on state-led modernization campaigns in China (1980s-2000s), Taiwan (1950s-1970s) and South Korea (1950s-1970s).
  • Research has been supported by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Blakemore Foundation, the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard.

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