Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Korea Chair
Associated Programs: Korea Chair

Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri, a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for East Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Greitens holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall scholar, and a B.A. from Stanford University. Her research focuses on East Asia, security studies, and the politics of democracy and dictatorship. Her work on China and North Korea has appeared in academic journals and edited volumes in English, Chinese, and Korean, and in major media outlets. Her first book is Dictators and their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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Email: greitenss [at]
Tel: 573.882.2843