Kenton Thibaut is a Resident China Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DRFLab) based in Washington, D.C., where her research focuses on Chinese digital influence operations.

Prior to joining DFRLab, she served as an Associate at GreenPoint Group, a boutique strategic advisory firm in Washington, D.C. where she conducted analysis in Chinese and English on the implications of Chinese policies on client interests vis-à-vis U.S.-China commercial and foreign relations.

Thibaut possesses professional fluency in Mandarin. She also has a strong research background supported by various fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship, Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, and Boren National Security Fellowship. She was also recently named as a 2021 Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

Thibaut holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in international economics and China studies, and completed a Graduate Certificate in Chinese Studies at the Hopkins Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China.

She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Georgetown University, where she focuses on China’s role in the global information environment and implications for democratic resilience.

Last Updated: March 1, 2022



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