Allison Quatrini (MIPA ’09) is an assistant professor in the Behavioral Sciences Collegium at Eckerd College in Florida after receiving a doctorate in political science from The George Washington University. She teaches Chinese Politics and Government, Comparative Politics, and Chinese Environmental Politics.
As a doctoral candidate, Quatrini won a David Boren Fellowship for language study and dissertation research in China, participated in the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and conducted research on everyday politics in Chinese urban contexts.
Quartrini also spent more than two years in mainland China conducting field-work. In addition to urban areas, she went to Qinghai Province in western China, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
In 2007, Quatrini received a Fulbright scholarship to study the link between the election and selection of local government officials in China and the practice of Confucianism in a Leninist context. An earlier award allowed her to enhance her language skills during four months in northeastern China.
While at the La Follette School, Quatrini was a project assistant for Emeritus Professor Melanie Manion and with Evan Johnson (MPA ’10) received the first Piore Prize for Best Paper in Science and Public Policy.