Assistant Professor Iza Ding is at the University of Pittsburgh, Political Science Department. Her scholarship focuses on comparative political development and has published pieces on environmental policymaking and implementation, environmental attitudes, bureaucratic organizations, populism, nationalism, democratic backsliding, and the rule of law.

In addition to her new book, “The Performative State: Public Scrutiny and Environmental Governance in China” (Cornell University Press, 2022), she has also published articles in popular academic journals, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, China Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, and others.