Doctoral Student

BA, Political Science; Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

MA, International Relations, University of Chicago

My research focuses on the intersections of urbanization and democratic change in East/Southeast Asia, especially with respect to electoral politics. I am interested in identifying historical, sociological, and political factors that shape urbanization in East/Southeast Asia and connecting them to recent political phenomena such as populist politics.


Lee, So Yoon. 2021. “An Urban Explanation of Jokowi’s Rise: Implications for Politics and Governance in Post-Suharto Indonesia.” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 40 (2): 293-314.