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Songying Fang

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Rice University


Dr. Songying Fang is an associate professor of political science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has conducted research in two broad areas of international relations. The first is the theory and practice of international organizations, such as the United Nations, the International Court of Justice and the International Monetary Fund. She applies this research to analyze the impact of China’s foreign policy on global governance. The second area of her research is international conflict, including territorial disputes, alliance politics and China’s role in United Nations peacekeeping operations. She is particularly interested in public opinion toward these issues and has conducted public opinion survey research in China, Japan and the United States. 

Dr. Fang’s research has appeared in many leading political science journals, including the American Journal of Political ScienceJournal of PoliticsInternational OrganizationInternational Studies Quarterly and the British Journal of Political Science. She has also received prestigious fellowships from the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on international politics, game theory and U.S.-China relations.