Allison Quatrini holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The George Washington University. She is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Global Affairs in the Behavioral Sciences Collegium at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her research focuses on ethnic politics in China, with an emphasis on how ethnic minorities, particularly the Uyghurs, navigate their relationship with the Chinese party-state. Her current book project, relying on 26.5 months of fieldwork, focuses on Tibetan, Uyghur, and Mongolian holiday celebrations, considering both how the Chinese state has repurposed them to form its own cultural narrative and how minority groups use the celebrations to form counter-narratives that best represent their understandings of themselves. Allison’s published work has appeared in Nationalities Papers, Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research, The Diplomat, Responsible Statecraft, and The Tampa Bay Times. She has also written for the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University and the Rising Powers Project at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at The George Washington University. Recently, Dr. Quatrini was awarded a grant to complete research on nationalism and festivals in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
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