Academic PositionGraduate Student
Andy Scott Chang is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his MPhil in Politics: Comparative Government from the University of Oxford in 2007, and his BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. His master’s thesis with distinction entitled, “Mobilising Society in the Quest for Democracy: Taiwanese Nation-Building Movement, 1991-1992,” examined the formation, development, and political impact of a militant social movement during Taiwan’s uncertain path to democracy—a thesis that subsequently won him the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize from Oxford. Andy’s main interests are comparative and historical sociology, comparative politics, social movements, and democratization. He is working on a project comparing the political trajectories of Taiwan and the Philippines following the People Power Revolution of 1986.
Why You Joined the Lab:
I plan to pursue interdisciplinary research that straddles the social sciences.