Austin Wang, Ph.D.

Austin Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Political Science
WRI-A 210
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Austin Horng-En Wang is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University (2018), his B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2009), and M. A. in Public Administration (2012) from National Taiwan University.

His research and teaching interests focus on voting behavior, East Asia, and political psychology. His dissertation examines the relationship between temporal discounting and political participation through survey and experiments in the U.S., Taiwan, and Ukraine. His ongoing and sponsored research projects explore the long-term effect of political repression and attitude toward war in East Asia.

His research articles had published in several journals such as Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Asian Survey, and Social Science Research. He also has written book chapters about voting advice application and party politics in Taiwan. His comments on Asian politics had appeared in Washington Post, The National Interest, and Huffington Post, among others. 

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Expert Areas:  East Asia, Political Behavior, Methodology