Jongyoon Baik


2023-2024 CSCC Postdoctoral Fellow


Jongyoon Baik studies government-citizen relations under authoritarianism and develops quantitative methods that overcome data reliability issues. In her first book project, she examines how China controls public dissent through selective media coverage of administrative lawsuit results and why Chinese citizens still sue their administrators despite knowing that they are not likely to win. Other topics of her research include the effect of petitions on lawsuits, detecting preference falsification, voting behaviors of immigrants from autocracies, public opinion towards China in East Asia, and non-traditional data such as text and audio. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science and M.S. in Statistics from the University of Chicago.