Yanjun Liu

Graduate Student

Office Location

Ellison 2806


Comparative Politics
International Relations
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (emphasis)


Ph.D.Candidate (ABD), Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., International Strategy and Development Studies, Tsinghua University, 2012
B.A., Political Science and Public Administration, and B.A., Economics, Peking University, 2009
Research Interests: Public Opinion and Political Participation, Authoritarian Politics, Democratization, Comparative and International Political Economy, International Security, Methodology, China and East Asia.
Dissertation Title: Manufacturing a Divided Leviathan: Redistribution, Information, and Regime Survival in China
Committee Chair: M. Kent Jennings


Teaching Assistant

PS132: Politics of the Poor
PS7: Introduction to International Relations
PS147: Third World Politics
PS135: Government and Politics of Japan
PS127: American Foreign Policy
PS160: Asian American Politics
ASAM1: Introduction to Asian American History