Jackson Woods

Jackson Woods

Address: Monroe Hall


Major: Comparative Politics and International Relations

Jackson Woods is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the George Washington University. His dissertation is focused on online public opinion about foreign policy issues in China, asking when Chinese citizens disagree with official views and how state agents respond to such challenges. As part of this research, he has collected about 400 million individual postings from Chinese social media over a two-year period for large-scale analysis. Jackson has lived in China for two years and made numerous shorter research trips to the country, and he speaks fluent Mandarin. Originally from Kalamazoo, he now lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Current Research

Research interests: Chinese public opinion, the Internet and social media, Chinese foreign policy, nationalism

Dissertation: Online Foreign Policy Discourse in Contemporary China (Prof. Bruce Dickson, Chair)

Working Paper: "Victims and Patriots: Disaggregating Nationalism in Contemporary China." With Prof. Bruce Dickson, GWU.

Forthcoming: "Gas on the Fire: Great Power Alliances and Petrostate Aggression." International Studies Perspectives. With Inwook Kim, GWU.


MA Political Science, George Washington University
BA Chinese Studies (High Honors) and Political Science, University of Michigan