Haofeng Ma

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Graduate Instructor
330 SH
Drop-in hours:
F 2:00-5:00pm via Zoom, email for a link
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Research Areas

Comparative Politics
Political Methodology


Haofeng Ma is a second-year PhD student. Before joining the University of Iowa, he got his baccalaureate and master's degree from two Chinese universities. His research interest is comparative politics, with the particular focus on public opinion and judiciary. His current research includes studying the local judicial elites in China and exploring the factors influencing the public perceptions of justice and judiciary across nations.


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


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


  • Ma, Haofeng 马浩峰. 2020 (forthcoming). “政治如何影响司法审判?关于中国司法政治研究的综述 [How Does Politics Influence Justice in China? A Review on the Studies of Chinese Judicial Politics]”. 中国政治学年度评论(2019·夏季卷) [Chinese Annual Review of Political Science, Summer 2019 Vol.].