Wei-Ting Yen Assistant Professor of Government

email: wyen@fandm.edu


Professor Yen studies political economy issues and social policy development in the developing world. She had fieldwork experiences in Indonesia, Cambodia, and Taiwan. Her main research agenda is to understand the demand side politics of how young democracies create social protection regimes for their citizens, the majority of whom have job insecurity and income instability.

Professor Yen is also interested in public scholarship in political science.  She has pieces on the Washington Post and runs a website “Who Governs Taiwan” that promotes political science knowledge to the Mandarin speaking population.



Professor Yen holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, a MA in East Asia Studies from Yale University, and MA in Political Science from National Taiwan University, and BA degrees in Economics and Political Science (double major) from National Taiwan University.