Genia Kostka
Professor of Chinese Politics

Genia Kostka is a Professor of Chinese Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. Her research and teaching interests are in China’s digital transformation, political economy, and environmental politics. Her most recent study examines public opinion on different types of social credit systems in China. Previously, she was a Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School, an Assistant Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company. She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA with specializations in International Economics and International Development from SAIS Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work has appeared in leading area studies and social science journals including Comparative Political StudiesRegulation & Governance, Environmental Politics, New Media & Society, The China Quarterly, and The China Journal. Alongside her academic work, she regularly consults for international organizations, including the World Bank, OECD, AusAID, GIZ, and Oxfam.