Charles Kraus


Charles Kraus is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at The George Washington University. His dissertation, based on research at more than 20 Chinese archives, explores the origins and consequences of state-led, urban-to-rural population resettlement in China from the 1950s through the 1980s. Kraus has published more than 10 peer reviewed journal articles, is the editor of the Chinese Foreign Policy Database, and frequently presents his research at conferences in North America and Asia. He has won individual grants and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies/Henry Luce Foundation, the National Security Education Program, the Cosmos Club, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and the GWU Department of History. Before coming to GWU, Kraus earned his B.A. in history from Hiram College in 2010, graduating summa cum laude, and studied with Duke University and Middlebury College at their respective campuses in China.