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Department ofPolitical Science

Vivien Leung

Vivien Leung

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education: Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles,  2021; M.A. American University, 2015; B.A. California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, 2013

Vivien Leung (she/they) teaches courses in American politics, racial politics, and quantitative methods. This year they will be teaching Introduction to American Politics, Quantitative Methods, and a course in race and ethnicity. Their research areas are in race and ethnic politics, political psychology, immigration, and American politics. More specifically, they are interested in the racialization of Asian Americans and how context shapes identity formation and influences behavior. Her work has appeared in Political Behavior, PS: Political Science and Politics, the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Perspectives on Politics.


Vivien Leung. 2022. "COVID-19 and Asian Americans: How Elite Messaging and Social Exclusion Shape Partisan Atittudes". Perspectives on Politics. (co-written with Nathan Kar Ming Chan and Jae Yeon Kim).

Vivien Leung. 2021. “Asian American Candidate Preferences: Evidence from California". Political Behavior.

Vivien Leung. 2021. “New Research in Asian American Politics - Affirmative Action". PS: Political Science & Politics. (co-written with Daeun Song).

Vivien Leung. 2018. “Understanding the Asian American Vote in the 2016 Election". The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. (co-written with Natalie Masuoka, Hahrie Han, and Bang Q. Zheng).