Grace Huang was born in Wisconsin and grew up in East Lyme, Connecticut (this town is not where Lyme disease originated from (it’s east of that town)). Her areas of research expertise include political leadership, the political uses of shame in Chinese leadership, and work/life balance in comparative perspective. She is author of Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Shame: Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2021). Her current projects include a study of Zhou Enlai, a key player in the Chinese Communist Party’s rise to power and an indispensable partner to Mao Zedong, and another book length study, Working Mothers in Comparative Perspective: US, Taiwan, and Spain.
Dr. Huang's teaching interests include Comparative Politics, Asian Politics, Chinese Politics, and the Rise of India and China. In her spare time, Dr. Huang enjoys reading and outdoor activities with her family, such as hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.