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Kevin Foley

Graduate Student

Kevin Foley

Educational Background

·       MA, International Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

·       BA, Languages and Linguistics, Haverford College


I'm a PhD candidate in Comparative Politics and International Relations. My research (co-authored with Jeremy Wallace and Jessica Chen Weiss) has been published in the China Quarterly. Prior to beginning my PhD studies I was Associate Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.


comparative politics; international relations; authoritarian politics; propaganda; ideology; China; Myanmar; Indonesia; text as data


  • Government


My research explores the role of political speech and ideology in authoritarian political parties, focusing on case studies of China, Indonesia and Myanmar.