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Hildebrandt, Timothy

Postdoctoral Fellow, US-China Institute, 2010-2011

2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, US-China Institute
University of Southern California


  • Comparative Politics and International Relations: Introduction to Comparative Politics, State– Society Relations, Social Movements, Non-Governmental Organizations in Non-Democracies, Political Change and Stability, Environmental Politics in Developing Countries, Introduction to International Relations, Domestic Politics of International Relations, International Environmental Governance
  • Asia-specific: East Asian Politics, China and the World, Chinese Politics, Chinese Environmental Policy, Social Activism in Asia


  • Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China. Timothy Hildebrandt. Cambridge University Press, February 2013.
  • "Understanding the Challenges and Rewards of Social-Ecological Research in China," Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal. Jamon Van Den Hoek, Jill Baumgartner, Elena Doucet-Beer, Timothy Hildebrandt, Brian E. Robinson & John Aloysius Zinda, 2012.
  • Forging a Harmonious Middle Path: The Rise of Social Organizations and the Persistence of the Authoritarian State in China, book manuscript under review at Cambridge University Press.
  • “The Political Economy of Social Organization Registration in China,” The China Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • “Same-sex Marriage in China? The Strategic Promulgation of a Progressive Policy and its Impact on LGBT Activism,” Review of International Studies, forthcoming. Hildebrandt, p. 1 
  • “Development and Division: The Effect of Transnational Linkages & Local Politics on LGBT Activism in China,” under review at Journal of Contemporary China
  • “Domestic Politics of Humanitarian Intervention: Public Opinion and Congressional Voting in the 1990s” with Jon Pevehouse, Courtney Hillebrecht, and Peter Holm, under review at Human Rights Quarterly
  • “Green Activism? Reassessing the Role of Environmental NGOs in China” with Jennifer L. Turner in State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs: Serving the People, eds. Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh (New York: Routledge, 2009). 
  • “Water Conflict Resolution in the United States and China,” co-edited with Jennifer L. Turner, China Environment Series, no. 8 (2006): 153–211. 
  • “Uneasy Allies: Fifty Years of China–North Korea Relations,” editor, Asia Program Special Report, no. 115, September (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2003). 
  • “What If All China Golfed? Prospects for an Environmentally-Friendly and Conflict-Free Golf Industry in China,” China Environment Series, no. 6 (2003): 125–131.
  • “Spray-Painting Change? Beijing’s Green Olympics, NGOs and Lessons Learned from Sydney,” China Environment Series, no. 5 (2002): 80–85.
  • Crouching Suspicions, Hidden Potential: United States Environmental and Energy Cooperation with China, co-edited with Jennifer L. Turner (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2002).
  • “Even Fake Snow Can’t Disguise Real Problems in China,” Chicago Tribune, 2 March 2004.
  • “Asia’s Water Problems Could Provoke Major Conflict,” Centerpoint, Woodrow Wilson Center, March 2004.
  • “The Greening of Big Oil in China,” South China Morning Post, 1 January 2004.
  • “Making Green in Beijing,” China Business Review, November–December 2003.
  • “Environmentalists Cry ‘Fore!’ in China,” Christian Science Monitor, 16 July 2003.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, US–China Institute, University of Southern California, 2010-11 
  • Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy, Nominee, 2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Asian Democracy, University of Louisville, 2009-10
  • National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, 2006–08
  • Murray Edelman Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2006