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Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica
Assistant Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
PhD, SOAS, University of London
LLM, Cambridge University
LLM, Yale University
MSc in Political Theory, the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
LLM, National Taiwan University
Constitutional Theories, Equal Protection, Normative Democratic Theories, Citizenship Theories
Date of First Appointment：05/01/2021
My research interests lie in constitutional and political theories related to borders. I explore how individuals at the margins of borders, such as migrant workers, pose challenges to the legitimacy of the so-called liberal democratic constitutional order. Currently, I am working on two research projects: one explores how the 'human-rightisation' of international labour rights may affect the state's obligations regarding social and economic rights (funded by Taiwan's National Science Council); the other investigates whether and how the state employs human rights as a governance tool (funded by the EU Horizon).
In the long run, I view my research as a critical project on the theoretical foundations of equality law, asking why equality does not work for marginalised people and exploring ways to make it effective. Through this approach, I hope to shed light on the hidden assumptions of equality law and foster dialogues between normative political and social theories and legal practices.