Haofeng Ma

Doctoral Candidate
Research Assistant
Teaching Assistant

Drop-in hours: T 11:30am–1:00pm via Zoom and by appointment

Haofeng Ma is a PhD Candidate in Political Science. Before joining the University of Iowa in 2019, he received his bachelor’s and master's degrees from two Chinese universities.

Haofeng’s substantive research interest lies in comparative politics, focusing in particular on the issues of public opinion, language of politics, and ethnicity. In his dissertation, he systematically theorizes and examines the far-reaching implications of the interplay between people's native tongues and state's language policy on citizens' identities and political attitudes.

Methodologically, Haofeng leverages a variety of advanced quantitative methods, particularly hierarchical modeling and spatial statistics, as well as the application of the Geographic information Science (GIScience) methods.

Research areas
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Methodology
Haofeng Ma
Master of Science in Geoinformatics, University of Iowa, 2023
Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Iowa, 2021
Master of Law in Political Theory, Sun Yat-sen University, 2019
Bachelor of Law in Politics and Public Administration, Xiangtan University, 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature, Xiangtan University, 2017
Contact Information

369 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States