Skip to main content
xiaowen zhang

Xiaowen Zhang

Professor of Political Science

Xiaowen was born and raised in Beijing, China and came to the United States in 2001. She graduated from University of Southern California in 2007 with a Ph.D. in International Relations. Before joining Augustana, she was a lecturer at the School of International Relations, University of Southern California. Xiaowen's field of interests is International Relations, with an emphasis on international political economy. Her dissertation work is about how the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement mechanism impacts member countries' dispute settlement strategies.

As a faculty member of the political science department, Xiaowen teaches an intro level course on international relations and several upper-division courses in the area of international relations, such as Contemporary World Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Xiaowen is also a member of Augustana's Asian Studies Program and teaches Politics of East Asia on a regular basis.

Specializations: International Relations


  • B.A., Peking University
  • Ph.D., Southern California