About Xiran Chen
Xiran Chen is a PhD student majoring in comparative politics and minoring in international relations. His research interests lie in the intersection of political violence, social movements, and political institutions. He is currently working on a project that examines the relationships between party, party system, and electoral violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Besides his research in political science, Xiran enjoys reading and writing modern Chinese poetry (现代汉诗).