Émilie Frenkiel is an associate professor in the Administration and International exchange faculty at University Paris Est. Her research interests include Chinese intellectuals, political representation, political reform and participatory innovations in China. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, she is a PhD in political studies from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. She has worked in different research and teaching institutions such as the Collège de France, Sciences Po Paris, the University of Exeter, and Beijing University. She is a member of the editorial board of the social science journals laviedesidees.fr and booksandideas.net and of the newborn Revue Internationale du Politique en Chine. She has recently published La Chine en mouvements (ed.), Presses Universitaires de France, October 2013.