Howard Liu

Howard Liu

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

University of South Carolina

Welcome! I am a Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.

In my research, I write about state repression, human rights, dictatorship, and armed conflict with particular attention to how network relationships shape the use of coercion and violence. My research has been published at Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Global Security Studies, and Political Science Research and Methods.


  • State repression
  • Political violence
  • Dictatorship
  • Armed conflict
  • 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