Liu Peng is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His interests include comparative authoritarianism, democratization, historical legacies and persistence, with a regional focus in post-communist Eurasia.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • M.A.: Comparative Political Systems, Peking University, 2019 -
  • B.A.: Political Science, Peking University, 2017 -


  • Regime Change and Political Transition
  • Comparative Authoritarianism
  • Historical Legacies of Communism