Xiaorong Li "is a research scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland (1993-now). She was executive director (1989-1991) of Human Rights in China, the US-based human rights group and also served on the board (1989-2005). She has been a recipient of fellowships and research grants from the Stanford Humanities Center, the National Endowment for Humanity, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the MacArthur Foundation. She was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1999-2000). She has written on a wide range of subjects including human rights, international justice, reproductive rights, women's rights, and multiculturalism. Her current research interests are in the areas of human rights theories and ethics of culture, with regional interest in China and Asia." 
She is a writer for the China Digitial Times.