Austin Strange is a Research Associate at AidData and co-created AidData's database on Chinese development finance. He also is a Research Associate with the U.S. Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI). Strange received a BA in Economics and Chinese from the College of William & Mary, is a master's student in nontraditional security studies at Zhejiang University, and will be a Ph.D. Candidate in government at Harvard University beginning 2014.