CPD Doctoral Dissertation Award Recipient, 2017-2018
Romi Jain is pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy at Cleveland State University. She holds M.A. and B.A. Honors degrees in Political Science (First Class), and did her M.B.A. from San Francisco State University, California. She has served as Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Asia Quarterly (the Summer 2014 issue), and has been Vice-President of Indian Journal of Asian Affairs for nearly a decade. Ms. Jain’s articles on China have appeared in peer-reviewed international journals including Asian Affairs: An American Review, American Journal of Chinese Studies (American Association for Chinese Studies, New York), Journal of Third World Studies (Georgia, USA), and Transnational Corporations Review (Ontario, Canada). Also, she has been a Member, Editorial Advisory Board, and Reviewer, Policy Futures in Education (Sage Publications), and a Reviewer, Transnational Corporations Review (Canada). This apart, she has been the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation’s grantee. Skilled in creative writing, Jain has published a number of poems in international journals and anthologies.
Jain's dissertation project is titled "China's Soft Power Aims in South Asia: Experiences of Nepalese Students in China's Internationalization of Higher Education."