Samantha Vortherms

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Assistant Professor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science
University of California, Irvine
5253 Social Science Plaza B
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Chinese politics, economic development, migration, political institutions
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
“China's Missing Children: Political Barriers to Citizenship through the Household Registration System.” The China Quarterly. Forthcoming
“Disaggregating China's Political Budget Cycles: ‘Righting’ the U.” 2019. World Development. 114:95-109. (
“China's Health Reform Update: A Review of Policies, Evidence, and Outlooks.” With Gordon G. Liu and Xuezhi Hong. 2017. Annual Review of Public Health. 38:431-448. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044247
“The Effect of the Reimbursement Policy on Residents' Healthcare Utilization in China." With Qin Zhou, Gordon G. Liu, and Yankun Sun. 2016. China Journal of Social Work. 9(1):38-61.
“Localized Citizenships: Household Registration as an Internal Citizenship Institution.” 2015. In Zhonghua Guo and Sujian Guo, eds. Theorizing Chinese Citizenship. Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield.
Graduate Programs
Political Science
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