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Dr Samantha Hoffman

Senior Analyst

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The domestic and global implications of the People's Republic of China's tech-enhanced authoritarianism (including specific subjects like: social management, smart cities and social credit), and the Chinese Communist Party's state security strategy.


Dr Samantha Hoffman is a Senior Analyst with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre.

In 2018, she was a Visiting Fellow at the MERICS in Berlin. She also worked as a consultant for the IISS (2012-2018) and IHS Markit (2012-2017).

Her research explores the domestic and global implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to state security. The research offers new ways of thinking about how to understand and respond to China’s technology-enhanced political and social control efforts.

Dr. Hoffman holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham (2017), and an MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford (2011), and BA degrees in International Affairs and East Asian Languages & Cultures from the Florida State University (2010). She written for Foreign Policy, The Hill, War on the Rocks, The National Interest, China Brief, Forbes, and Jane’s Intelligence Review. She has been widely quoted in the media on China’s security state and politics, including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, ABC (Australia), Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Science Magazine, and WIRED. Publications List: