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Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang

  • Ph.D. from University of Georgia
  • M.A. from University of International Business and Economics
  • B.A. from Nanjing Tech University

Receiving my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, I was born and grew up in East China. I host enthusiasm and research strengths in a wide range of topics including comparative democratization, media politics, cyber politics, political communication, public opinion, nationalism and research methodology (both quantitative and qualitative). Focusing on authoritarian regimes, especially China, I am particularly interested in answering how authoritarianism remains durable and viable through miscellaneous means. My recent publications appear in the Journal of Chinese Political Science, International Studies Review, among others.

I teach courses such as Introduction to Global Issues, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of China and Data Analysis and Visualization.

In my spare time, I love hanging out with my toddler girl and cool spouse in various museums, amusement parks and hiking and climbing trails.

Jackie Sirovina

  • Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, expected Fall 2023
  • M.A. in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Semester abroad at American University in Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Semester abroad at Charles University in Prague, Czechia

I am a doctoral dissertator and lecturer in Political Science at UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University and Ripon College. I study international relations and comparative politics and teach courses on international relations and international security. My dissertation focuses on the intersection of ethnicity, conflict and refugees. With the development of a new dataset on refugees’ majority or minority ethnic status in a country of asylum, she looks to unravel how one’s ethnic identity can influence the production, flow and treatment of refugees fleeing conflict.

In 2019, I earned my master’s degree in Political Science at UW-Milwaukee with my thesis focusing on Chinese foreign aid and corruption. I also received my bachelor’s degree in 2016, summa cum laude, from UW-Milwaukee in Political Science and Global Studies, with a minor in Geography and two certificates in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and Russian and Eastern European Studies.

Overall, my research interests center on ethnic conflict, migration politics, nationalism, political violence, politics of developing nations, foreign aid, and corruption.

Steven Sorenson


  • Juris Doctorate – Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI
  • BA – Luther College, Decorah Iowa
Henrik Schatzinger

Henrik Schatzinger

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Kansas
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Kiel, Germany