Kat Devlin is a research associate at the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, where she focuses on international public opinion, quantitative research methods and Asia. In this role Kat has written on numerous topics, including global views of China, cybersecurity issues in Japan, public opinion in India and foreign language learning in Europe. Kat’s research has been covered in international news outlets such as the BBC, Axios, Forbes, Agence France-Presse and Reuters. She has presented to numerous audiences of academics and policymakers, including the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations staff, the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.-China Business Council.
She earned her Master’s degree from Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, with concentrations in quantitative research and Chinese studies. During her time at Yale, Kat acted as a Teaching Fellow for courses on the Chinese economy and applied quantitative research methods. She also served as the Managing Editor for Articles of the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Upon graduation, Kat earned the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace at Middlebury College where she completed an intensive Mandarin language program. Previously, Kat served as a Fulbright grantee in Malaysia, teaching English at a public high school in Johor. She earned her undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Villanova University. Kat is proficient in Mandarin.