Jyhjong Hwang

Global China Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, the Ohio State University
MA, International Development and International Economics, Johns Hopkins SAIS
BA, International Relations, Tufts University

Jyhjong Hwang is a Global China Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center, where she leads research for the Chinese Loans to Africa Database for the 2021-2023 research cycles. Hwang is also a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department at the Ohio State University, specializing in international relations, international development and Chinese loans in Africa. Her current research focuses on the interaction between African political institutions, political time horizons and foreign sovereign loans. Hwang was a 2019 SAIS-CARI Fellow at the China-Africa Research Initiative in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, conducting interviews and fieldwork in Zambia on Chinese military aircraft sales. She was the Senior Research Assistant at SAIS-CARI from 2015 to 2018 and a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia from 2010 to 2012. She holds an MA in International Development and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.

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