Fellows · 现任研究员
Our fellows for the 2012-13 academic year include:
Dr. Murphy received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at George Washington University.
Xiaoyu Pu（蒲晓宇）has research interests in international security, international relations theories, and Chinese foreign policy. During the CWP fellowship period, he worked on a book manuscript based on his dissertation entitled “Limited Rebranding: Status Signaling, Multiple Audiences, and the Incoherence of China’s Grand Strategy.” Challenging the conventional wisdom that rising powers always maximize their prestige and status, this project aims to provide a two-level theory of status signaling in international politics and to explain the seemingly incoherent grand strategy of contemporary China. In addition, he will also work on some article manuscripts on such topics as diplomatic signaling, rising powers, and the change of international order. His previous research has appeared in journals such as International Security, The China Quarterly, Asian Affairs, World Economics and Politics as well as in edited volumes. He has received grants and award from Mershon Center for International Security Studies and American Sociological Association. Fall 2013, he will join the Department of Political Science at University of Nevada, Reno as an assistant professor. From 2009 to 2012, he has taught at Ohio State as an instructor, and has received department chair’s commendation for excellence in teaching. Xiaoyu Pu holds a BA and an MA from Nankai University in Tianjin, and another MA from Kent State University in Ohio. He received his PhD in political science from the Ohio State University.
Courtney J. Richardson (李康云) specializes in Chinese foreign policy, international organizations, and non-traditional security issues. As a CWP fellow, Dr. Richardson is revising her PhD dissertation for publication. Her dissertation--"The Chinese Mirror Has Two Faces? Understanding China's United Nations Peacekeeping Participation"--examines China's deployment to UN peace operations. Dr. Richardson seeks to relate these deployment decisions to China's broader mission in global governance, and specifically, how China's image concerns affect its foreign policy behavior.
Dr. Richardson completed her PhD at Tufts University, where she was also a participant in the Graduate Institute for Teaching. During her PhD studies, Dr. Richardson was a pre-doctoral fellow with both the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University and with the Global Peace Operations Program at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. She earned her BSc (Hons) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her MA in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University. Dr. Richardson is also a graduate of the Middlebury College Chinese Summer Language School, where she was a Katherine Davis Fellow.
She has published in International Peacekeeping and with the Central Party School Press in Beijing.