Xiaoyu Pu is an associate professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Pu was born in 1979 in Sichuan, China, and grew up there. He received his B.A. and M.A. in political science from Nankai University in Tianjin. After moving to the United States, he got another M.A. from Kent State University and eventually received his Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. In the 2012-13 academic year, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University. In 2016, he was a Stanton Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil. He started working as an assistant professor of political science at University of Nevada, Reno in 2013. Dr. Pu was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 2019. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C. His teaching and research focus on Chinese foreign policy, East Asian politics, emerging world powers (BRICS), and international relations theory. Dr. Pu is the author of Rebranding China: Contested Status Signaling in the Changing Global Order (The Studies in Asian Security Series, Stanford University Press, 2019). His research has appeared in International Security, International Affairs, The China Quarterly, and The Chinese Journal of International Politics. He is an editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics (Oxford University Press) and an editorial board member of Foreign Affairs Review (Beijing). Dr. Pu is the founder and moderator of GCIR, a global scholarly listserv on China and international relations. Promoting cooperation among many emerging China scholars, the listserv has grown into a global scholarly network with more than 500 scholars participating from around the world.