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.

RESEARCH

PUBLISHED PAPERS

  • 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

WORKING PAPERS

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

SOFTWARE

ReChat : An integrated and interactive chat tool that allows you to administer, monitor, and analyze live conversations.

TEACHING

CURRENT TEACHING

Chinese Politics

Spring 2021

Head Preceptor, Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Quantitative Social Science

Fall / Spring 2020

Head Preceptor, Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Course Evaluation

Comparative Politics

Spring 2019/2020

Teaching Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

CONTACT

Department of Politics, Princeton University
001, Fisher Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544

xiaoxiao@princeton.edu

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