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College of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Chen Weiss

Associate Professor

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Academic focus:
Domestic politics in international relations, Chinese politics and foreign policy, nationalism and social protest in authoritarian states

Current research project: 
Nationalism and territorial disputes in East Asia; U.S.-China currency diplomacy; the China issue in election campaigns and political rhetoric 

Previous positions: 
Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University, 2009-2015

Academic background: 
Ph.D., Political science (international relations and comparative politics), University of California, San Diego, 2008
B.A., Political science, Stanford University, 2003

Last book read:
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

In your own time/when not working:
Gardening, cooking, growing orchids and raising cats, playing the piano, waltz and swing dancing

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Domestic politics in international relations; anti-Americanism in comparative perspective

What most excites you about Cornell:
I am excited to be joining such a lively and welcoming academic community and helping build the China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program at Cornell

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