Maria Repnikova is an expert on Chinese political communication, and an Assistant Professor in Global Communication at Georgia State University. She has written widely on China’s media politics, including propaganda, journalism practices, and soft power. Repnikova is the author of the award-winning book, Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism (Cambridge, 2017), as well as the recent Chinese Soft Power (Cambridge Global China Element Series, 2022), and many academic articles. She also has bylines in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic, amongst other international media outlets. In addition to her work on China, she has also carried out comparative work on media politics in China and Russia, and is currently completing a monograph on Chinese soft power in Africa. Previously, Repnikova was a Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center (2020-2021), a post-doctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication (2014-2016), and a visiting fellow at Beijing University (2019), amongst other positions. Repnikova holds a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Last Updated: March 31, 2022



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