Yanjun LIU

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, I received my double bachelor's degrees in Political Science & Public Administration and Economics respectively from Peking University and a master's degree in International Strategy & Development from Tsinghua University, China.

My research interests include public opinion and political behavior, political psychology, social policy, and international security, with a regional focus on China and East Asia. Methodologically, I am interested in causal inference and multi-methods.

My dissertation, The Making of A Divided Leviathan: Redistribution, Information, and Authoritarian Mass Politics in China, studies how China's redistributive public/social policy and information management system disaggregate the multi-layered political authorities in mass public’s political perceptions and actions, thereby entrenching top-down authoritarian rule.

My teaching interests include comparative politics, international relations, political communication and psychology, research methods, and politics and international relations of China and East Asia. 

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