Affiliated Scholar

Woojeong Jang is a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. She organizes and co-hosts conferences, research workshops, and podcasts with the Reimagining World Order research team for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Her doctoral dissertation on post-Soviet regime changes examines how underlying global power structures frame domestic political contentions and how states' international positions determine their regime trajectories after global power transitions. Her research interests span international orders, networks, hegemonic transitions, and democratization. More specifically, her work-in-progress explores how contesting international orders prompt democratic backsliding, focusing on the rise of illiberal states, namely China and Russia. She also studies the effects of great power competition on a wide array of issues, such as firm-level behavior, hedging strategies, and female executive leadership.

She received her B.A. in political science from Brown University ('16) and Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University ('22). For most recent biographical details, publications, and works-in-progress, visit her personal website