On Campus: IB 1055
Zoom Meeting ID: 920 9210 2217
This event is open to open to the public.
In this talk, Mary E. Gallagher will introduce a research project that examines attitudes toward China in the United States. Through ethnographic research, focus groups, and survey experiments, this project explores how Americans make sense of the rise of China. This talk will focus on some preliminary findings of Americans’ “market populism,” which tends to embrace deregulation and market hegemony domestically while supporting attempts to close borders and limit trade internationally.
Mary E. Gallagher is the Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization and Human Rights at the University of Michigan, where she is also director of the International Institute. She received her Ph.D. in politics in 2001 from Princeton University and her B.A. from Smith College in 1991. She was a foreign student in China in 1989, at Nanjing University. She also taught at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing in 1996-97. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar in 2003-04 at East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai. In 2012-13, she was a visiting professor at the Koguan School of Law at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Professor Gallagher is an expert in Chinese politics, law and society, and labor politics. Her most recent book is “Authoritarian Legality in China: Law, Workers and the State” (Cambridge University Press, 2017). She has also authored or edited other books including “Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China” (Princeton, 2005), “Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China” (Cambridge, 2011); “From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China” (Cornell, 2011); and “Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies” (Cambridge, 2010). She is the author of many articles in academic and non-academic publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Comparative Political Studies, and World Politics. She is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and she has consulted for the World Bank, the U.S. State Department and Department of Labor, and many other NGOs and international organizations.