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Ted Hsuan Yun Chen

George Mason University

Based in

United States
North America

Ted Hsuan Yun Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. His research agenda focuses on the social and political consequences of climate change and efforts to stem these often unequal outcomes. He is particularly interested in the heterogeneity in how individuals adapt to climate change exposure, including through political participation and migration, and the role of activism and science communication in preferences toward climate policies. He also has a methodological focus in developing network approaches for studying complexity in political phenomena, with emphasis on multilayer network representations of social and political systems.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Finland

Focus areas of expertise

Communications research Behavioral action Public opinion Social Media

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Chen, Ted Hsuan Yun and Boyoon Lee. 2022. Income-based inequality in post-disaster migration is lower in high resilience areas: Evidence from U.S. internal migration.” Environmental Research Letters 17: 034043.

Chen, Ted Hsuan Yun et al. 2021. “Polarization of climate politics results from partisan sorting: Evidence from Finnish Twittersphere.” Global Environmental Change 71: 102348.

Chen, Ted Hsuan Yun. 2021. “Statistical inference for multilayer networks in political science.” Political Science Research and Methods 9(2).

Xia, Yan, Ted Hsuan Yun Chen, and Mikko Kivelä. 2021. “Spread of tweets in climate discussions: A case study of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize announcement.” Nordic Journal of Media Studies 3.