Thank you for visiting my website! I am Mai Truong, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mount St. Mary’s University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona in April 2022.
I study contentious politics under authoritarian rule. My dissertation examines the conditions under which movements of markedly different natures build coalitions to confront authoritarian governments. My other works investigate the factors that affect public support for protests and social movements. For example, my current working papers examine the impacts of authoritarian anti-protest propaganda and prodemocracy endorsements on public support for policy protests.
My work has appeared or is under review in major political science journals. I also love opportunities to share my ideas with non-academic audiences and have written about my ideas in the The Diplomat and Asia Times.
My teaching expertise includes authoritarian politics, social movements and protests, East and Southeast Asian politics, political methodology, and comparative politics.
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