Iza Ding is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment in Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Her research examines post-Socialist political and economic development, with a substantive focus on bureaucracy, public opinion, and environmentalism, and a regional focus on Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. She is interested in multi-method and interdisciplinary research. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earning a dual degree in Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies.