Shorenstein APARC announces 2013-14 postdoctoral fellows

Stanford students pose outside of Encina Hall for a photo.
Stanford students pose outside of Encina Hall for a photo. Stanford archives

Shorenstein APARC postdoctoral fellowships offer recent graduates a year of “breathing space” at Stanford before they launch their academic careers. The Center annually offers multiple Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowships in Contemporary Asia, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asia Health Policy.

Fellows polish their dissertations for publication, engage in Center research activities, and hone their presentation skills at public seminars. Most importantly, they establish valuable professional relationships that continue long after they have left Stanford. Postdoctoral fellows go on to work in top universities and research organizations around the world; many continue to contribute to Shorenstein APARC publications and take part in Center conferences.

Shorenstein APARC looks forward to welcoming its latest group of extraordinary postdoctoral fellows this autumn:

Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows

Ling Chen completed her PhD in political science at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests lie in comparative politics and political economy, especially the political origins of economic policies and outcomes in China and East Asia. Chen’s current research project examines the development consequences of local bureaucrats’ manipulation of central industrial policies in China. She holds an MA in political science from the University of Toronto, and a BA in political science and economics from Peking University.


Michael Furchtgott is an economist interested in corporate finance and governance. His current research investigates Japanese corporate restructurings and the behavior of firms and lenders when financial distress arises. Furchtgott is completing his PhD in economics at the University of California, San Diego, where his research on corporate financial restatements has demonstrated that firms frequently circumvent laws designed to protect investors. He holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Columbia University.


Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow

Margaret (Maggie) Triyana’s main research interests are inequality and human capital investments in developing countries. In particular, she is interested in the effects of social policy changes on children’s health outcomes. At Stanford, she will analyze the impact of rural-urban migration in Indonesia and China, as well as the effects of health insurance expansion in Indonesia and Vietnam. Triyana will receive a PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago in 2013.