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Zhaowen Guo

PhD Candidate | University of Washington

Zhaowen Guo is a PhD candidate in political science and a Data and Research Consultant at the Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR) at the University of Washington. Her research agenda centers around how information and technology impact public opinion, political behavior, and government accountability. For her dissertation, titled “When Caretaking Meets Monitoring: Explaining the Expansion of Surveillance in Rural China,” she has been compiling a comprehensive database that examines the extent of government investments in digital and physical surveillance, investigating the causes and consequences of China’s surveillance state. For more information on Guo’s project, visit her LinkedIn page.

Guo is a 2023 Data Fluencies Dissertation Research grantee.