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Michael Huang

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Contact Information

David Kinley Hall 410B

Office Hours

by appointment

Research Interests

  • international relations of South Asia
  • foreign aid
  • South Asian politics 
  • political communication
  • natural language processing

Research Description

I am fascinated by the rich, dynamic, and sometimes "chaotic" information-ideology landscape in South Asia, particularly Pakistan and India, and have been trying to figure out how various political players, both domestic and international, secular and religious, historical and contemporary, disseminate information and ideas through traditional and new media platforms. Methodologically, I am equally passionate in both applying and innovating NLP methods and tools for processing text data in Urdu and Hindi. 


B.A., Political Science and Religion (Hons.), Dickinson College, PA

M.T.S., Religion and the Social Science, Harvard University, MA

M.A., South Asian Languages, The University of Chicago, IL

Courses Taught

TA, PS 283: Intro to International Security (Spring 2024)

Additional Campus Affiliations

RA, Office of Inclusive Excellence (Fall 2023, Winter 2024)