Lacey Bradley-Storey is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. She teaches an undergraduate course in Chinese Politics and Government and has served as a Teaching Assistant for both Comparative Politics and International Relations. From 2009-2011, she worked as a research and project assistant for the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern, and since 2010, she has served as a Senator for the Graduate Student Government (GSG).
Lacey’s academic research focuses on social instability in China and Central Asia with a particular interest in China’s petition system, as well as national identity and minority politics in China and Central Asia. Her dissertation focuses on the reasons behind why instability in China has remained localized. She has published articles and book reviews (forthcoming) in The Chinese Journal of Chinese Political Science, Nations and Nationalism and The Brandeis University Graduate Journal. She has also authored a book chapter on China’s petition system and its effects on regime legitimacy in The Chinese Labyrinth: Exploring China’s Model of Development, edited by Baogang Guo and He Li (Lexington Books, 2011). Lacey has also presented papers at numerous national and regional conferences, including the American Political Science Association annual conference in 2011.
Lacey is also a recipient of a 2010 David L. Boren Fellowship, which supported six months of language study and fieldwork in China (February-August 2011). For more details on Lacey’s experiences as a Boren Fellow please visit Political Science News(summer 2011). Lacey has also been awarded research grants from the Department of Political Science and the Center for Emerging Markets. In 2011, Lacey was honored with an award for Best Paper by a Woman Political Scientist presented by the Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA) Women’s Caucus for the paper she presented at the 2010 annual conference. Her paper was entitled “Chinese National Identity and the Politics of the Majority-Minority Discourse in Inner Mongolia.”
Lacey received her BA from New College of Florida in Political Science and Economics, and she received her MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. She is a two-time recipient of the New College Foundation Scholarship. Lacey speaks advanced-level Mandarin, and has, in total, spent nearly three years living, working, and studying in China. She has also spent time in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Lacey is originally from Arkansas and enjoys the spending time hiking, canoeing and exploring the natural state! She is also an avid reader of classic literature, counting William Faulkner and Emile Zola among her favorite authors.