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Samantha Hoffman, Ph.D.


Dr. Samantha Hoffman is a Research Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and is a Fellow and Analyst at Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Cyber Centre. Previously, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. She also worked as a consultant for the International Institute for Strategic Studies and IHS Markit. Her research explores the domestic and global implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to state security. The research offers new ways of thinking about how to understand and respond to China’s technology-enhanced political and social control efforts. She holds a Ph.D. in politics and international eelations from the University of Nottingham, and an M.Sc. in modern Chinese studies from the University of Oxford, and B.A. degrees in international affairs and East Asian languages and cultures from the Florida State University. She has published and been widely quoted in the media on China’s security state and politics.