Amanda Kerrigan, Ph.D.
Research Scientist


Amanda Kerrigan is a Research Scientist in the China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division. Her research at CNA has focused on Chinese developments in artificial intelligence, China's economic statecraft during COVID-19, and Chinese perceptions of US military operations and activities worldwide. Dr. Kerrigan holds a PhD in China Studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a Master's degree in Chinese Politics and Diplomacy from Fudan University in Shanghai, and a Bachelor's degree in Asian Studies from Georgetown University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in China from 2015-2016, studying protest and violence in China's health care system. Fluent in Chinese, she spent four years living between mainland China and Taiwan. Her previous professional experiences include working in the China Practice at the Albright Stonebridge Group and collaborating with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.