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Dr Samantha Hoffman

Visiting Academic Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), and Research Consultant at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

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Dr Samantha Hoffman is a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin and a research consultant at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the UK

Her research focuses on Chinese state security policy, social management and cyberspace issues. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham (2017), an MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford (2011) and BA degrees in International Affairs and East Asian Languages and Cultures from the Florida State University (2010). 

She has been widely published including in: China FileWar on the RocksThe National InterestChina BriefForbesJane’s Intelligence Review and The Strategist. She has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including: Foreign PolicyThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, the Financial TimesScience Magazine and WIRED Magazine.