Isabel Chew


Isabel Chew is a PhD student in political science at UBC. Prior to starting her PhD, Isabel was a policy consultant in Singapore, where she worked alongside governments in Southeast Asia and East Africa to improve public communications, evaluate programmes, and upgrade data capabilities. She holds a MA in Southeast Asian studies from the University of Hawaii, and a double BA in Political Science and International Liberal Studies from the National University of Singapore and Waseda University.

Isabel’s research looks at how identity politics affect political behaviour and attitudes in diverse communities. Using a mix of ethnography and survey experiments, her dissertation focuses on redistribution attitudes in multicultural societies and voting behaviour in Myanmar.

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