Maggie Shum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science
Faculty Affiliate, The Public Policy Initiative at Penn State Behrend
164 Kochel
Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

I am an assistant profession in Political Science. I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in comparative politics with a regional focus in Latin America and Asia

diaspora politics; contentious politics; transnational mobilization; political attitude and behavior; election; participatory budgeting; Brazil; Hong Kong; Taiwan

How Citizens Meet the State: Police Contact, Trust, and Civic Engagement, Urban Affairs Review - April 5, 2024
Collaborator: Jacob Turner, Co-Author

Agents of Resistance: Resolve and Repertoires Against Autocratization in Asia, Democratization - March 19, 2024
Collaborators: Nhu Truong, Co-Author; Elvin Ong, Co-Author

Hong Kong Report, Freedom in the World - February 29, 2024

PB Adoption Across Ideological Divides: Lessons from Brazil, Local Development and Society - February 12, 2024

Hong Kong Report, Freedom in the World - March, 2023

Transnational Activism during Movement Abeyance: Examining the International Front Line of Hong Kong’s 2019 Anti-Extradition Bill Movement, Journal of Asian and African Studies - January 15, 2023

Featured Q&A: Who Will Brazilians Choose for the Next Four Years?, Daily Latin America Advisor - September 30, 2022

Brewing for democracy: digital activism & the #MilkTeaAlliance, New Mandala - June 17, 2022

Hong Kong Report, Freedom in the World - March, 2022

Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil by Wampler, Brian,  Sugiyama, Natasha Borges, and  Touchton, Michael, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2020, xix + 353 pp. , The Developing Economies - 2021

“The Presidential Transition Index: Contemporaneous Assessments of the Trump-Biden Transition, Global Policy Initiative Policy Report - 2021
Collaborators: Paul Friesen, Co-Author; Rachel Gagnon, Co-Author; Shadwa Ibrahim, Co-Author; William Kakenmaster, Co-Author

COVID Border Accountability Project, a hand-coded global database of border closures introduced during 2020, Scientific Data - September, 2021
Collaborators: Mary Shiraef, Co-Author; Cora Hirst, Co-Author; Mark Weiss, Co-Author

When Voting Turnout Becomes Contentious Repertoire: How Anti-ELAB Protest Overtook the District Council Election in Hong Kong 2019, Japanese Journal of Political Science - September 20, 2021

One year on, here’s how China’s national security law has changed Hong Kong, The Monkey Cage - June 30, 2021

In Hong Kong, dozens of arrests for pro-democracy activities will have a chilling effect, The Monkey Cage - January 12, 2021

Sobering lessons for American democracy and the road ahead, Dignity and Development Blog - January 2, 2021

American Democracy at Risk: A Global Comparative Perspective, Global Pol- icy Initiative Policy Report - 2020
Collaborators: Paul Friesen, Co-Author; Lius Schenoni, Co-Author; Ilana Rothkopf, Co-Author; Romelia Solano, Co-Author

Hong Kong Voices in American Politics, The Diplomat - November 25, 2020
Collaborator: Victoria Hui

Global experts are more likely to be worried about electoral violence in the presidential election than their US counterparts, LSE-USAPP blog - October 30, 2020
Collaborators: Paul Friesen; Ilana Rothkopf; Romelia Solano; Luis Schenoni

Four out of Five Electoral Experts are Concerned about a Peaceful Transfer of Power, Mischiefs of Faction - October 27, 2020
Collaborators: Paul Friesen; Ilana Rothkopf; Romelia Solani; Luis Schenoni

How China’s new national security law will hobble Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, The Monkey Cage - July 14, 2020

To Crack Down on Dissent in Hong Kong, Beijing is Sidelining Local Democratic Institutions, The Mischiefs of Faction - May 22, 2020

Coronavirus may have emptied Hong Kong’s streets, but the pro-democracy protests continue, The Monkey Cage - April 23, 2020

Hong Kong’s District Council elections take place on Nov. 24. Or not, The Monkey Cage - November 14, 2019

PhD, Political Science, The University of Notre Dame

MA, Politics, New York University

BA, Communication, Michigan State University

BA, Political Science, Michigan State University