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Clara Suong

Clara Suong
Clara Suong, Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science
531 Major Williams Hall (0130)
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Clara H. Suong is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Deputy Director of the Tech4Humanity Lab for Computational Social Science Initiatives at Virginia Tech. She is also a Research Associate at Virginia Tech’s Center for Humanities for 2020-2021.

She studies the role of information in International Relations, using computational, formal, and experimental methods. She received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego and completed postdoctoral training at NYU and Duke University. Her work has received support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Diplomacy
  • Computational Social Science
  • Formal Modeling
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • M.A. in Politics, New York University
  • B.A. in Anthropology, Seoul National University
  • NYU Future Labs Scholarship Award (2019)

Journal Articles

  • Connelly, Matthew J., Raymond Hicks, Robert Jervis, Arthur Spirling, and Clara H. Suong. Forthcoming. “Diplomatic Documents Data for International Relations: The Freedom of Information Archive Database.” Conflict Management and Peace Science: 1–20. doi:10.1177/0738894220930326
  • Suong, Clara H., Scott Desposato, and Erik Gartzke (2020). “How Democratic is the Democratic Peace? A Survey Experiment of Political Preferences in Brazil and China.” Brazilian Political Science Review, 14 (1), e0002. doi:10.1590/1981-3821202000010002 
  • Norpoth, Helmut, Andrew H. Sidman, and Clara H. Suong (2013). “Polls and Elections: The New Deal Realignment in Real Time.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 43 (1): 146–166. doi:10.1111/psq.12007

Book Chapters

  • Suong, Clara H. (2019). “6. PAKISTAN, 2001–11: Washington’s Small Stick.” In Eli Berman, David A. Lake (Eds.), Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents (pp. 159–184). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. doi:10.7591/9781501733093-009
  • Sanford Lakoff Research Fellowship, UC San Diego Department of Political Science (2018, 2017)

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