At the 2018 annual APSA meeting, the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies membership endorsed a new leadership team for the coming year.
The new Coordinator of CGOTS is Yao-Yuan Yeh 葉耀元 (Ph.D. Texas A&M, 2014).
Dr. Yeh is currently an assistant professor in the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He previous taught in political science department at UC Merced.
His research focuses on political attitudes in authoritarian countries, political violence, and Taiwanese and Chinese studies, and his teaching interests include international studies, comparative politics, and research methods. His work has appeared at Social Science Quarterly, China Quarterly, Terrorism and Political Violence, and British Journal of Political Science.
The new Deputy North American Coordinator is Dennis Lu-cheng Weng 翁履中 (Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas, 2014).
Dr. Weng is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Prior to joining SHSU, he taught at Wesleyan University and SUNY-Cortland.
Dr. Weng’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative politics, Asian Politics, political behavior, and survey research. His articles have appeared in Electoral Studies, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Asian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and several news media outlets in Asia.
The new Deputy Taiwan Coordinator is Shiau-chi Shen 沈筱綺 (Ph.D. Columbia University, 2013).
Dr. Shen is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at National Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. She previously taught at National Tsing-hua University in Hsinchu.
Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative politics, public opinion, national identity, and political participation.