Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Ryan Liou is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. His research agenda focuses on how economic sanctions influence domestic protest, state repression, and public opinion in target countries. His work also examines dictators’ responses to foreign economic coercion as well as public reactions to autocracies’ economic statecraft.

Before coming to UGA, Ryan worked at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research in Taiwan. He received his B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in International Relations from the National Taiwan University.

Of Note
  • The Dean’s Awards for Social Sciences, The Graduate School, 2020
  • EITM Certification Scholarship, 2019
  • Government Fellowship for Overseas Graduate Study, Ministry of Education of Taiwan, 2016-2020
Research Interests

Economic Coercion, Foreign Policy, Political Violence, Human Rights, Authoritarian Regimes, Public Opinion