Agnes Yu

Agnes Yu

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Key Expertise
Emotions in politics; civil resistance; social networks; survey experiments

About me

My research centres around political psychology and behaviour. I am interested in understanding how individuals conceptualise their barriers to political participation and how emotions and social networks may constrain or amplify participation, and how emotions can act as indicators for ‘hard-to-observe’ political phenomena. More broadly, I am interested in observational and ethical questions surrounding the measurement of fear. For my PhD project, I explore these interests in the context of repression-dissent in the US. I utilise a variety of research methods, including experimental design, surveys, and social network analysis.

I hold an Honours Bachelors of Arts in International Relations and Ethics, Society and Law (ES&L) from the University of Toronto, and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

At LSE, I am supported by the LSE Studentship Funding Scheme, and previously served as Deputy Editor for Vol. 50 of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

Research topic

Observational and Ethical Challenges in Studying Protest, Fear, and Protest Fear  

Teaching experience

IR100 International Relations: Theories, Concepts and Debates (LSE)

Academic supervisor

Milli Lake

Research Cluster affiliation

Theory/Area/History Research Cluster


Expertise Details

Emotions in politics; civil resistance; social networks; survey experiments; political psychology and behaviour