Jieun Kim is an Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of Political Science at NYU Shanghai. Kim’s research centers on authoritarian leaders’ governing strategy with a regional focus on China. She studies 1) how Chinese leaders attempt to enhance government accountability and manage social grievances by adopting institutions such as the legal system and transparency platforms; and 2) how citizen engagement in these institutions feeds back into the leaders’ strategy. Her works have been published in Asian Survey, Comparative Political Studies 和 Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy.
Jieun Kim received her PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2021. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.