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I am an Assistant Professor of Government Department with an additional appointment as Mellon High Impact Emerging Scholar at Franklin and Marshall College

I study political economy issues and social policy development in the developing world. The main research agenda of interest is to understand the demand side politics of how young democracies create social protection regimes for their citizens, the majority of whom have job insecurity and income instability. My dissertation was selected as the Honorable Mention for the 2019 John Heinz Dissertation Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance. 

I also have several collaborative research projects that examine political attitudes and behaviors across Asian countries. Topics include trade preference and nationalism, labor market transformation and political attitudes, etc.  To learn more about other research projects, please see here.

I hold a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, an MA in East Asia Studies from Yale University, an MA in Political Science from National Taiwan University, and BA degrees in Economics and Political Science (double major) from National Taiwan University.

Get in touch:

Email: wyen@fandm.edu

Phone: 717-358-4292

Address: Government Department, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA, 17603