Howard Liu

Howard Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Social Data Analytics

Penn State University

Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Big Data Social Science — The Center for Social Data Analytics at the Pennsylvania State University. In the fall of 2020, I will be a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.

In my research, I write about contentious politics, state repression, and armed conflict, with a particular attention to how network relationships shape conflict behavior. My research has been published at Journal of Politics and Political Science Research and Methods.


  • Contentious Politics
  • State Repression
  • Armed Conflicts
  • Network Analysis


  • PhD in Political Science, 2019

    Duke University

  • MS in Political Science, 2009

    National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • BA in Diplomacy, 2007

    National Chengchi University, Taiwan