Welcome! I am Xiaoxiao Shen, a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. My research interests span from comparative political behavior, political psychology, and authoritarian politics to quantitative methods. My specific focus is on understanding citizens’ political attitudes and psychological behavior in authoritarian countries.
I obtained a B.Sc in Mathematics with Statistics from Imperial College London and an M.Phil in Social Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. My work has appeared in British Journal of Political Science, Governance, and World Development.
- Yang, Wenhui, and Xiaoxiao Shen. ”Can Social Welfare Buy Mass Loyalty? Evidence from China”. Governance (2020). Read here
- Shen, Xiaoxiao, and Rory Truex. ”In Search of Self-Censorship”. British Journal of Political Science (2020). Read here
- Shen, Xiaoxiao, and Kellee S. Tsai. ” Institutional Adaptability in China: Local Developmental Models under Changing Economic Conditions ” . World Development 87 (2016). Read here
“Measuring Populism: Evidence from China”, with Jiehan Liu
“ When Does Self-interest Trump Ideology in Authoritarian Regimes? ”, with Dongshu Liu
“ Propaganda for Hearts in Autocracies ”, with Jung Chen
Teaching Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Department of Politics, Princeton University
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