Shanshan Jiang serves as the External Relations Specialist at the Center for Studies in Higher Education. She holds a M.A degree in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before coming to the US, Shanshan worked as a project manager in an educational investment company in China. Fluent in both Mandarin and English, she was responsible for drafting memoranda of understanding, negotiating contracts, recruiting students and teachers in dual-degree programs. During her graduate studies, Shanshan worked as a program assistant for the visiting scholar program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was involved in the recruitment, orientation, and retention of visiting scholars from all around the world.
Besides administrative experience, Shanshan also has extensive experience in higher education research and publishing. She has been an active member of the American Educational Research Association and the Comparative and International Education Society. Her most recent publications could be found at Comparative Education Review and the British Journal of Sociology of Education. She also has a book under contract with the Johns Hopkins University Press on its Higher Education and the Cities Series. Currently, Shanshan is also serving as a book review editor for the Journal of International Students, a peer-reviewed journal on international education.
International Student Mobility; Global DEI; University-City Relationship