Jessica Batke

Jessica Batke

Visiting Academic Fellow

February to July 2016

Jessica Batke is a senior editor at ChinaFile.  She was previously research analyst in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where she focused on modern Chinese society as well as leadership and governance, including cultural, religious, ethnic, media, and political trends.  She received her M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a B.A. in Linguistics from Pitzer College.

The  Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)is a Stiftung Mercatorinitiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China.