- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
Kris Johnson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Politics Department. Her research interests lie broadly in the fields of international and comparative political economy and more specifically in the linkages between domestic politics and economic globalization. In her dissertation work, she seeks to explain when and how governments compete for foreign direct investment (FDI) with a particular focus on the domestic political forces that foster and limit competition in both democratic and autocratic states.
Kris recently returned from Beijing where she was a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School for International Studies at Peking University and taught International Political Economy.
M.A. (Politics), Princeton University
A.B. (Economics), Smith College
Thesis Title: Winning Isn't Everything (Except When it Is): How Domestic Politics Drive Interstate Competition for Foreign Direct Investment
Committee: : Helen Milner (Chair), Joanne Gowa, Tom Christensen