Senior Fellow on Taiwan, Center for China Analysis
Dr. Simona Grano is a Senior Fellow on Taiwan at the Asia Society Policy Institute's (ASPI) Center for China Analysis (CCA). She is also currently a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Taiwan Studies Project at the University of Zurich.
Simona has held research positions and taught China Studies and Taiwan Studies at her alma mater, at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and at National Cheng'chi University in Taiwan.
Simona completed her Ph.D. in Chinese Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy in 2008. She is a research fellow of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), in Tübingen, Germany and a research associate of SOAS, London.
Simona is the author of Environmental Governance in Taiwan: A New Generation of Activists and Stakeholders, published in 2015 by Routledge. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Civil Society, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, China Information, Asiatische Studien, Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, Orizzonte Cina. Her latest edited volume: China-U.S. Competition: Impact on Small and Middle Powers' Strategic Choices, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2022.