Charlotte Lee received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in political economy and Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include authoritarian politics, public bureaucracies, and the politics of transitioning regimes. She is currently working on a book manuscript which examines institutional adaptation in the People’s Republic of China, particularly how market incentives have shaped the behavior of organizations located within the Chinese Communist Party. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2004-2009) and John Gardner Public Service Fellow (2000-01). From 2002 to 2004, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and focused on non-governmental organization development. For the 2012-14 academic years, she was Minerva Chair at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She teaches courses on Chinese politics, comparative politics and international relations.