Haofeng Ma

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Teaching Assistant
Doctoral Candidate
367 SH
Drop-in hours:
W 2:00–5:30pm, F 1:30–5:30pm (in 334 SH Collab)
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Research Areas

Comparative Politics
Political Methodology


Haofeng Ma is a PhD Candidate in Political Science. Before joining the University of Iowa in 2019, he got his baccalaureate and master's degrees from two Chinese universities. His major research interest is comparative politics, with the particular focuses on the issues of public opinion and political linguistics. Along with his research for the PhD in Political Science, Haofeng is also working towards an MS in Geoinformatics in the Department of Computer Science at the University.


University of Iowa, Master of Arts in Political Science, 2021
Sun Yat-sen University, Master of Law (equivalent to MA) in Political Theory, 2019
Xiangtan University, Bachelor of Law (equivalent to BA) in Politics and Public Administration, 2017


  • Graduate College Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2022
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Students, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China, 2018
  • Graduating with Honors, Xiangtan University, 2017