Siyu Li

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Siyu is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His major fields are American politics and political methodology and he has a graduate minor in law. Specifically, he studies the U.S. Supreme Court decision-making in the Separation-of-Powers. I also examine the psychological approaches to judicial decision-making.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Political Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 2019.
  • M.A.: American Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 2016.
  • B.A. : English, University of International Relations, Beijing, China, 2013.

Curriculum Vitae


  • American politics
  • quantitative methodology and statistics
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Co-Organizer, American Politics Colloquium: 2017 - 2018
  • Li, Siyu. "A Separation-of-Powers Model of U.S. Chief Justice Opinion Assignment." Justice System Journal (Forthcoming): Link
  • Li, Siyu, Tom Pryor. "Humor and Persuasion: The Effects of Laughter During the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument." Law & Policy (Forthcoming):
  • Li, Siyu, Timothy R. Johnson. "The Supreme Court and Freedom of Religion." First Amendment Freedoms: A Research Handbook (Forthcoming):
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2019