Kerry Ratigan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. From 2018 to 2020, she was also the Pre-tenure Fellow for China–Latin America–U.S. Affairs at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her research focuses on Chinese politics, social policy, decentralization, and state-society relations, including extensive work on health policy adoption and implementation in rural China. Her book manuscript, Let Some Get Healthy First, examines how local politics shape social policy provision in China. She has published research in World Development, The China Quarterly, International Political Science Review, Journal of Chinese Governance, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and Journal of Asian Public Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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