Peter Hays Gries

Harold J. & Ruth Newman Chair & Director, Institute for US-China Issues, The University of Oklahoma

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Peter Hays Gries is author of The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs (Stanford, forthcoming 2014), China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (U. California, 2004), and co-editor of Chinese Politics: State, Society and the Market (Routledge, 2010) and State and Society in 21st-Century China: Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation (Routledge, 2004). He has also written dozens of academic journal articles and book chapters. He studies the political psychology of international affairs, with a focus on Chinese and American foreign policy.

Peter received a BA in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College, an MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mershon Center for Security Studies at Ohio State University, and an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado before coming to OU. He directs a research lab on the political psychology of US-China relations.

Education and Honors

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, Middlebury College

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