Xian Huang



Xian Huang is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at Rutgers University. Her research has focused on the politics of social inequality and welfare state in China. She received B.A. and M.A. from Peking University (Beijing, China), and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Before joining Rutgers in 2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of the book: Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as GovernancePolitical StudiesSocial Science ResearchStudies in Comparative International Development, and The China Quarterly, among others. She is currently working on a book project about the politics of social risks and redistribution in China.

Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy