Specialization: Comparative Politics
Cheng Chen is a Professor of Political Science at University at Albany, SUNY. Her research and teaching interests include post-communist politics, nationalism and nation-building, political ideology, Chinese politics, and comparative-historical methodology. She is the author of The Return of Ideology: The Search for Regime Identities in Post-communist Russia (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2016), and The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism in Post-Leninist States (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2007, 2012). She is also the co-editor of Confronting the Challenges of Urbanization in China: Insights from Social Science Perspectives (New York: Routledge, 2016) and The Emergence of a New Urban China: Insider's Perspectives (Lanham: Lexington, 2012, 2013), which was selected by Choice as an “Outstanding Academic Title” in 2013. Currently, Chen is working on a research project comparing corruption crackdowns in China and Russia under and after communism as well as a co-edited volume on anti-corruption campaigns in Asia.