Mark W. Frazier
Mark W. Frazier is the ConocoPhillips Professor of Chinese Politics and Associate Professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Beginning July 1, 2009, he started a term as the Director of the School of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
Professor Frazier teaches and writes about the political economy of China. His recent research examines the politics of labor and social policies in China. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell University Press, 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace (Cambridge University Press, 2002). He has published articles in Asia Policy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and The China Journal.
Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Luce Assistant Professor of East Asian Political Economy (2001-2005) and Associate Professor of Government (2006-2007) at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college in Wisconsin. He was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2004-05 to conduct research in China. Frazier served as Research Director at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) for three years beginning in 1996. Frazier received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in China Studies from the University of Washington, and a BA in history from Princeton University.