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Jennifer Pan

Jennifer Pan

Jennifer Pan is an assistant professor of communication and an assistant professor, by courtesy, of political science and sociology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the intersection of information, technology, and politics: how autocrats enforce social control through online censorship, propaganda, and responsiveness; how new media technologies allow regime insiders to manipulate information; how public preferences are arranged and formed as a result. Pan combines experimental and computational methods with large-scale datasets on political activity in China and other non-democratic regimes to examine these questions. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, and Science and has been covered in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The Economist. Pan received her PhD from Harvard in 2015. Until 2009, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company based in New York and Beijing.