About Me

PhD in Political Science, University of California San Diego
Data and Statistical Specialist, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

I am Duy D Trinh, currently a Data and Statistical Specialist at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. My research focuses on elite politics in single-party regimes, particularly of contemporary Vietnam and China. It attempts to explain how violent intra-elite conflicts emerge; how authoritarian elites use censorship to compete for power; and how societal actors respond to various outcomes of factional politics.

I am proud to be a Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) fellow.

In November 2021, I successfully defended my PhD Dissertation in Political Science, titled Knowing Yourself, Knowing Your Enemy: Factional Clarity and Intra-Elite Violence in Authoritarian Regimes at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to that, I received a MA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego (2016), and BA in Political Science and Psychology from Colgate University (2014).