Luehrmann received her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio
State University in 2000, completing a dissertation titled Officials
Face the Masses: Citizen Contacting in Modern China .
She pursues a number of research areas relating to comparative
politics of the Third World , with an emphasis on Asian politics
and foreign policy. Her primary area of research is modern Chinese
politics, including state-society relations, institutional development,
political participation, the print media, and Sino-Vatican relations.
co-authored (with December Green) Comparative Politics of
the Third World: Linking Concepts and Cases (Lynne Rienner:
2003) now in its second edition, and has published articles in
Legislative Studies Quarterly and Asian Survey. She
teaches courses on the Third World , political ideologies, social
movements, Chinese domestic and foreign policy, and transitions