Lawrence C. Reardon

Lawrence C. Reardon is an associate professor of political science and coordinator of the Asian studies minor at the University of New Hampshire. A frequent mentor, Dr. Reardon stated that “Jennifer developed a comprehensive research proposal that was based on extensive connections and a sophisticated understanding gained during two years of preliminary field work in Beijing.”  He marveled at the way Jennifer uncovered the difficulties faced by contemporary artists, who must balance the sometimes contentious relationship between the artistic community and the state.  “Jennifer interviewed not only those artists who work within the state-sponsored system, but also the independent artists, who must depend on the marketplace to earn a living.  Jennifer’s interviews demonstrated the increased freedom of expression within China, but also demonstrated its boundaries.” Dr. Reardon has taught at UNH since 1991, and specializes in Asian studies, international relations, and international political economy.

Dr. Reardon has mentored Inquiry authors Susannah Pratt (2007) and Laura Smetana (2007).