Mary Gallagher, International Institute Director and Alan and Amy Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, has been quoted and interviewed frequently in U.S. and international news outlets about the current political situation in China, including its "zero Covid" policy, lockdown protests, and the death of former president Jiang Zemin. Recent media citations and appearances are listed here:

December 8
"UMich students host vigil for victims of Ürümqi fire, show solidarity for protests in China", The Michigan Daily

December 5
"China Stems Wave of Protest, but Ripples of Resistance Remain", The New York Times

December 3
"Chinese Zero COVID Lockdown Protests", Michigan News

December 2
"Experts have been pushing China's government to ramp up vaccinations", NPR

December 1
"Why protests in China have the world paying attention", CBC
"China's Outspoken Generation", NPR
"After Xi’s Coronation, a Roar of Discontent Against His Hard-Line Politics", The New York Times
"In China, former president Jiang’s death comes at an unsettled time", The Washington Post

November 30
"Campus Protests Sweeping China Spread to U.S.", Inside Higher Ed

November 29
"China's lockdown protests and rising COVID leave Xi Jinping with '2 bad options'", NPR

Mary E. Gallagher is an expert in Chinese politics, law and society, and labor politics. Her most recent book is Authoritarian Legality in China: Law, Workers and the State, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.