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First Name
Sheena Chestnut
Last Name
University of Missouri / Brookings Institution
East Asia, China, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, security, authoritarian, democratization, dictatorship, repression
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Personal Info

About Me

Sheena Chestnut Greitens is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri, a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asian Policy Studies, and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

Her work focuses on East Asia, security studies, and the internal politics of authoritarian regimes. Her book “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence,” will be published in summer 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

Greitens’ work has been published widely in academic, policy, and media outlets in English, Chinese, and Korean. She has previously held positions at the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Oxford University Press, and fellowships at the East Asia Institute, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

She holds a doctorate from Harvard University; a master’s from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar; and a bachelor’s from Stanford University.

Recent Publications
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Country Focus
China, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines

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