Shuli Zhang

Shuli Zhang is a PhD student in Political Science with specializations in Comparative Politics and Political Behavior and a regional focus on East Asia.  His main research interests lie at the mechanism for the formation and transition of public opinion from the perspective of comparative politics.

His current research focuses on people’s knowledge of government performance and satisfaction with the government during the time of the COVID-19 outbreak control in China.  He is also interested in the analysis of the public sector reform and political psychology.

Prior to attending the University of Pittsburgh, Shuli worked as a research assistant at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, as an international education consultant in Shanghai, and with project management for an international education company in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.  He earned his BSc in Applied Chemistry from Chengdu University of Technology, BA in Economics from Durham University, MSc in Economics from University College London and MA in Political Science from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Education & Training

  • MA, Political Science – Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018
  • MSc, Economics – University College London (UK), 2016
  • BA, Economics – Durham University (UK), 2015
  • BSc, Applied Chemistry – Chengdu University of Technology (China), 2009

Research Interest Summary

Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Political Economy, Experimental Methods


Area of Study