Xu Xu

Xu Xu

Xu’s research focuses on the politics of information, political repression, and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on China. His work has been published, or will soon appear, in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and the Journal of Comparative Economics, among other peer-reviewed journals.

Xu Xu received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2019 and will be an assistant professor in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University starting in mid-2021.

At Stanford, he will be working on projects concerning preference and opinion formation among Chinese citizens under the direction of Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu. In particular, his current research examines the effects media control, censorship, surveillance, propaganda, state cooptation, and perception of repressive measures of the government may have on citizen preferences and attitudes.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Political Science, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo
  • M.E., Urban Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • B.A., Landscape Architecture, Wuhan University of Technology

Focus Area

Political Communication, Advisor: Jennifer Pan