Welcome! My name is Sanho Chung (鍾燊豪). I am currently a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Political Science (Comparative Politics major, Methodology minor) from the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP), University of Arizona. I also serve as an organizing member for Global Research Association of Politics in Hong Kong (GRAPH), an international network of scholars studying Hong Kong politics.
My research interests mainly rest on clientelism, multi-level governance (MLG), democracy and autocracy, as well as the politics of Taiwan and Hong Kong. Peripherally, I am also interested in social network analysis. In my dissertation project, I investigate the relationship between the arrangement of multilevel governance (MLG) and spaces for clientelistic machines at local levels in Taiwan. My research has been generously supported by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI) at the University of Arizona, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, as well as Hong Kong Professional Network (HKPN), among others.
I obtained my Master of International Relations (Advanced) from Australian National University in 2016. Before so, I received my B.SoSc in Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2015. Prior to my doctoral study in the SGPP, I worked on several research projects concerning contentious politics and identity in Hong Kong, before shifting my research focus to current ones.
Throughout the academic journey, my research outputs have appeared in Journal of Sport and Social issues, China Perspectives and Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal.
You can find my latest full academic CV here.
For inquiries and collaboration invitations, please feel free to reach out to me via email: sanhochung at arizona dot edu
Born in Hong Kong with Hokkien heritage, I am a fortunate first generation college graduate who was raised by immigrant parents from rural Fujian. Beyond academic, I do photography and play FIFA for leisure occasionally. As a general football (soccer) enthusiast, I am in particular a diehard fan of Hong Kong national football team and would root for Newcastle United when it comes to the Premier League.
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in Political Science, 2024 (Expected)
University of Arizona
Master of International Relations, 2016
Australian National University
B.SoSc in Govt & Intl Studies, 2015
Hong Kong Baptist University