Tianshan Tianchi (Heaven) Lake,  Xinjiang, China
Minh D. Trinh. Photo: Scott Bauer

Photo credit: M. Scott Brauer

Minh D. Trinh

I am a Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT in May 2022. Starting in Fall 2023, I will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. 

I study the inner workings of durable authoritarian regimes. My dissertation examines the impact of internal misinformation through falsified government statistics, i.e., statistical misreporting on authoritarian governance. My other works investigate the origins of citizens' compliance with authoritarian rule from both the instrumental and normative angles.

My research has been supported by the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), the Mercatus Center at George Mason UniversityMIT Center for International Studies, the MIT Political Methodology Lab, and MIT GOV/LAB.

I received my B.A. in Government and M.A. in Statistics from Harvard University. Originally from Vietnam, I am also a proud alumnus of St. Joseph's Institution International, Singapore.