About me

Welcome !

Hi! I'm Edwina. I am a Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. I am interested in LGBTQ+ politics, authoritarian politics, and East Asian Politics. My dissertation investigates the impact of regime types on LGBTQ rights, same-sex marriage and voter evaluation of LGBTQ candidates. 

I received my M.A. in Politics (Political Theory) from the University of Essex and a B.A. in Political Science from National Cheng Kung University. For my Master’s research, I studied justifications for restricting free speech in authoritarian states (dissertation with distinction).

I am also a member of the Comparative Political Regimes (CPR) Lab, a collaborative research initiative spanning the University of Alabama and the University of South Carolina. CPR lab focuses on investigating regimes and regime transformation from a comparative perspective.