Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Sheena Chestnut Greitens earned her PhD from the Department of Government at Harvard University in April 2013. She is also a fellow at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. In summer 2013, she will join the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies as an Academy Scholar, and in fall 2014, she will become an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri.
Greitens’ research focuses on East Asia, international security, illicit networks, and the politics of authoritarian states. Her work on China and North Korea has been published in the journal International Security and several edited volumes, in both English and Chinese. Her writing has also appeared in Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Stanford Magazine, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times. She holds a B.A. with distinction in political science and honors in international security studies from Stanford University, and M.Phil in international relations from St. Antony's College, Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar. She has previously held positions at the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Brookings Institution, and Oxford University Press, and fellowships at the United States Institute of Peace and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. At Harvard, she has served as a teaching fellow for courses on international relations, the conduct of war, and Chinese foreign policy, and received an award for excellence in teaching.
• “Illicit Activity & Proliferation: North Korean Smuggling Networks,” International Security, vol. 32, no. 1 (Summer 2007), pp. 80-111.
• “Is China Rising?” in Eva Paus, Penelope Prime, and Jon Western, eds., Global Giant: Is China Changing the Rules of the Game? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). With Alastair Iain Johnston. Revised editions reprinted as:
o “The People’s Republic of China at 60: Is it Rising?” in William C. Kirby, ed., The People’s Republic of China at 60: An International Assessment (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).
o “’中国崛起’: 对概念运用的探讨” [“‘China’s Rise’: Investigating the Operationalization of a Concept”],中国国际战略评论 [China International Strategy Review], (Beijing: Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, forthcoming 2011). In Chinese.
• “Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations,” in John Baylis, James Wirtz, and Colin Gray, eds., Strategy in the Contemporary World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 2012). With Theo Farrell.
• “Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation,” in John Baylis, Steve Smith, and Patricia Owens, eds., The Globalization of World Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 6th ed., forthcoming 2013).
• “Authoritarianism Online: What Can We Learn from the Internet in Non-Democracies?” and “Editors' Introduction: Technology, Data, and Politics,” in PS: Political Science & Politics (2013).
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