Hong (Stella) Zhang

China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow AY 2022-2024

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Hong Zhang is a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School. Hong’s research is centered on China’s engagements in global economic development, particularly focusing on Chinese companies’ involvement in overseas infrastructure projects, and the role of the bureaucracy in coordinating international and domestic development agenda.

Hong co-edits the People’s Map of Global China and the Global Cina Pulse Journal. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Hong was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies’ China-Africa Research Initiative, and a fellow at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program. Hong received her PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University in 2021. She has a MSc in Sociology from London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China. Previously, she had worked as an international reporter for China’s Caixin Media.