Thesis: Media Censorship during the French Revolution (1789-1794)

I am currently continuing my research with Professor Paolo Carozza on Chinese Human Dignity in a Legal Context. We have adopted a qualitative approach to this project. Through the past two years, we have been collecting and analyzing the existing Chinese scholarship on this topic. A close analysis of the current Chinese constitution, in comparison to its previous versions and constitutions of other states, forms another critical part of our research. Based on all the previous research, I plan to complete one coherent article summarizing our findings this semester.

Aside from my research as an International Scholar, I am also engaged in primarily two other research programs: my senior thesis under the History Honors Program, and a research assistantship at Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. For my History thesis, I focus on media censorship (or the lack thereof) during the French Revolution (1789-1794), which confronts the fundamental paradox of liberty and its inevitable regulation in a society. I received Nanovic grant for my archival research in Paris this past summer. At the Institute for Advanced Study, I have worked as a research assistant for the fellows here: Professor Katie Jarvis (2016-2017) and Professor Patrick Griffin (Fall 2017). For the last academic year, I assisted Professor Jarvis on her book project discussing the concept of economic censorship during the French Revolution through the study of Parisian market women. This fall, I am working with Professor Griffin on his book project on the Age of Atlantic Revolutions. I also participate in the regular seminars at the Institute, where Professor David Hart now leads weekly discussions of our research.

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2018 Human Development Conference
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The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
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