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Department of Political Science

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338 Commons Center

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Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 pm


Ph.D., Political Economics Stanford University

M.P.A., in International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

M.A., Political Science, Stanford University

M.A., Secondary Education, Loyola Marymount University


Comparative Politics
Political Methodology

Research Networks

Research on Individuals, Politics, and Society Lab (RIPS)

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)


Political Behavior; Political Psychology; Political Economy of Development; Public Policy

Curriculum Vitae

Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Education (by courtesy)
Faculty Fellow, Latin American Public Opinion Project

Cecilia Hyunjung Mo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, with a courtesy appointment at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Her research and teaching interests include a broad array of issues in political behavior, public policy, and the political economy of development. She is concerned with basic research on bounded rationality, as well as in integrating insights from theories of bounded rationality into models and empirical analyses of political and economic decision-making and institutions. Her applied work namely focuses on understanding and addressing important social problems related to inequality, prejudice, gender-based violence, and education. She is currently working on several papers examining how to model biases to which individuals are subject, as well as research on human trafficking vulnerability and public opinion around human trafficking policies. In addition to this work, she has written on a variety of other topics, including anti-immigrant sentiment and education policy. She is also the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2015 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the previous year's annual meeting.



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