Jieun Kim’s research centers on authoritarian leaders’ governing strategy with a regional focus on China. She studies how Chinese leaders use the legal system and transparency platforms to enhance accountability and manage social grievances; and how citizen engagement in these institutions feeds back into the leaders’ strategy. Her works have been published in Asian Survey, Comparative Political Studies and Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy.
Jieun Kim received her PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2021. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.