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Kai Yui Samuel Chan

Social Sciences Building 382
Office Hours
1-2 pm, Mondays or by appointment. Make you appointment here:
Academic Subfields
Political Theory & Philosophy
Candidate Statement

Samuel's doctoral research is on the right to peoplehood of groups that are entangled with other groups in shared geographical spaces and competing narratives. His other research interests include migration, approaches to political theory, and deliberative democratic theory.

Personal Statement

Samuel Chan is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BSSc in Government from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His dissertation seeks to rethink conceptions of peoplehood through the lens of entangled peoples, peoples who do not have a state of their own but are entangled geographically with multiple states and other peoples. His other research interests include territory, immigration, governance, deliberative democracy, interpretivism, and pragmatism.

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Dissertation Committee: Mark Bevir (chair), Daniel Lee, Daniela Cammack, Joshua Cohen

Primary Subfield
Political Theory & Philosophy
Secondary Subfield
Comparative Politics

Bevir Mark & Chan Kai Yui Samuel. What is a deliberative system? A tale of two ontologies. European Journal of Political Theory. August 2021. doi:10.1177/14748851211034106