Citizenship Lab Grant Project Seeking Student Researcher

Citizenship Lab’s grant project, “The role of citizens in lawmaking in China,” led by Professor Annemieke van den Dool, is seeking a research assistant.

Deadline: Feb 28, 2023

Job title: Student researcher

Job description/responsibilities:

Since the early 2000s, lawmakers in China have started to more formally engage citizens in policy formulation through increased transparency, digitalization, and public consultation. This research projects explores the extent to which the interests of citizens are considered during lawmaking processes by the National People’s Congress. Through case studies using qualitative content analysis of legislative records, this project analyses the extent to which NPC delegates draw attention to citizens and citizen concerns during lawmaking processes. The student hired as Student Researcher for this project will be involved in literature review, research design, data collection, and data analysis. To be considered for this position students are expected to (plan to) major in a public policy track, have native/advanced Chinese skills, and be available for 6-12 months.

Start date

1 March 2023

Contract period

Initial one month, extended to 6 months on the condition of satisfactory performance.

How many student workers do you plan to hire

1 student


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Professor Annemieke van den Dool by February 20: