Faculty Biography

Suzanne E. Scoggins, Ph.D. - Clark University

Suzanne E. Scoggins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508-793-7327
Email: SScoggins@clarku.edu

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B.A., University of Georgia, 2002
M.I.P.A. University of Hong Kong, 2003
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2016

Current Research and Teaching

Professor Scoggins teaches courses on Chinese politics, research methods, comparative politics, and social movements. Her research interests include policing, protest management, bureaucratic politics, rights consciousness, and authoritarian control in reform era China. Her book manuscript, Policing in the Shadow of Protest, looks at the police bureaucracy in China and explores how different patterns of bureaucratic control over local police affect law enforcement personnel and local state security. Her work has been published in The China Quarterly, Asian Survey, and PS: Political Science and Politics.

Selected Publications

Suzanne Scoggins, Kevin O'Brien, "China's Unhappy Police", forthcoming at Asian Survey, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 225-42, 2016 .

Suzanne Scoggins, "Navigating Fieldwork as an Outsider: Observations from Interviewing Police Officers in China," PS: Political Science & Politics, 47:2 (April 2014): 394:7.

Peter Lorentzen, Suzanne Scoggins, "Understanding China's Rising Rights Consciousness," China Quarterly, (July 1, 2015): DOI: 10.1017/S0305741015000776.