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Tiffany Barron

Ph.D. Candidate

Princeton University

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Princeton University Department of Politics, with research interests at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. My research interests include authoritarian politics, state-society relations under authoritarian regimes, political violence, and just war theory. I do qualitative and mixed methods research, with a regional focus on China. My dissertation, “The Ethics of Revolt: Just War, Moral Agency, and Civil Conflict,” examines revolutions and civil wars from both a normative and empirical perspective. I received a Graduate School Teaching Award in 2022, and a Bradley Fellowship in 2020 and 2021. Prior to Princeton, I was a master’s student in the University of Chicago Committee on International Relations, where I graduated with honors. I received my B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College in 2013, with a major in political science and minor in Chinese. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing guitar, salsa dancing, and spending time with my church community.

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