Jonathan A. Chu
Welcome to my web page! I'm a political scientist who specializes in international relations and comparative politics. My research investigates how liberal democratic norms and international institutions affect foreign policy over issues like the conduct of humanitarian wars, the maintenance of alliances, and the rise of China. I'm also an expert in quantitative methodology, and survey and experimental research in particular.
My work appears in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and has received grants and awards such as the NSF, Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grant, and Finkelstein Paper Prize (International Studies Association).
Beyond research, I'm passionate about teaching and have taught original courses on human rights and the laws of war at Stanford University. Separately, I've applied my research expertise in projects with the National Opinion Research Council, U.S. Agency for International Development, and W. W. Norton Press.
I'm now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. I received a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. also in political science from Stanford University.
Outside of research, I enjoy cooking, board games, and classical piano.