Professor Jia is a Research Fellow at the Hauser Center and an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University in China. Her research area is Civil Society and Governance, focusing on comparative studies, citizen participation, NGO-Government relationships, and political reform in transforming countries.
Professor Jia is the Task Leader for the Government Procurement Project for ADB, and the National Coordinator for the international comparative program of Civil Society Index. She has published 4 books, and more than 40 articles. She received her PhD at Peking University (Beida), with a major in Sociology, and Masters and Bachelor Degree of Medicine at Beijing Medical University. She has two years experience as an intern in Mental Health Hospital with a major in Social Psychiatry.