Assistant Professor
Political Science & Geography

Cathy Wu

7042 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Cathy Xuanxuan Wu is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science & Geography and the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University. She studies the roles of domestic politics and leadership in diplomacy and international conflict, with a regional focus on East Asia. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the International Studies Quarterly. Dr. Wu received her Ph.D. in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her B.A. in International Politics from Peking University.

Ph.D. in Government, The University of Texas at Austin, (2017)

Expertise

Political Science
International relations, international conflict, US-China relations, East Asia
International Issues
Diplomacy, conflict, alliance, US-China relations, Asian foreign policy
Asia
Politics and foreign relations
China
Politics and foreign relations
Globalization

Research Interests

the roles of domestic politics in international conflict and cooperation, military alliances, East Asia, and game theory

Articles

Wu, C. Xuanxuan. and Wolford, S. (2018). Leaders, States, and Reputations. Journal of Conflict Resolution 62 (10) , pp. 2087-2117.

Presentations

Wu, C. (February , 2018). Explaining the Intensity of Chinese Popular Nationalism Paper Domestic Drivers of U.S.-China Relations Austin, TX.
Wu, C. (February , 2018). Managing Attention: Public Opinion, Open Threats, and Credible Signaling Paper Formal Models of International Relations Conference Los Angeles, CA.
Wu, X. (January 27, 2018). The Belt and Road Initiative: an International Solution to China’s Domestic Problems Lecture Great Decisions 2018 Norfolk, VA.
Wu, C. (October , 2016). Learning Public Resolve: Endogenous Publicity and Crisis Bargaining Paper Peace Science Association Conference Notre Dame, IN.
Wu, C. (September , 2016). Public Resolve, Endogenous Publicity, and Crisis Bargaining Paper American Political Science Association Conference Philadelphia, PA.
Wu, C. and Wolford, S. (February , 2016). Informational Traps and Reputational Behavior in International Conflict Paper International Studies Association Conference Atlanta, GA.
Wu, C. (November , 2015). Choosing Public Threats: Political Costs and Domestic Resolve Paper Peace Science Association Conference Oxford, MS.
Wu, C. (September , 2015). Choosing Public Threats: Political Costs and Domestic Resolve Paper American Political Science Association Conference San Francisco, CA.
Wu, C. and Wolford, S. (February , 2015). Informational Traps and Reputational Behavior in International Conflict Paper International Studies Association Conference New Orleans, LA.