Michele Margolis

GRADUATE STUDENT  |  GREG DISTELHORST

Greg Distelhorst received his PhD in Political Science (2013) from MIT and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. His primary research agenda investigates political accountability under authoritarianism, with a focus on the political behavior of contemporary Chinese officials. His dissertation—Publicity-Driven Accountability in China—finds that citizens can sanction unelected bureaucrats by threatening to make governance failures common knowledge. Greg also studies human rights under economic globalization, examining private initiatives to improve working conditions in global production. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Program, and the Boren Fellowship.