I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in McMaster University, Canada. My work focuses on authoritarian resilience and the political representation of women and ethnic minorities. I am interested in the socio-political developments in East and Southeast Asia, especially given my early education and work experience in Singapore. I am presently pursuing several interrelated research projects. The first is the completion of my book manuscript on Hegemonic Party Survival in Singapore and Taiwan, and the second concerns the effects of electoral manipulations and social media on authoritarian regimes. Additionally, I am also working on new methods to study the substantive representation of elected women and minority leaders. You will find more information about my research, teaching and other collaborations on this website.

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Dr. Netina Tan named University Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Netina Tan on being named University Scholar, 2021-2025 … Continue Reading

Recent Op-Ed

Political parties must ACT now to assure voters of clean online campaigning

This General Election will be the most internet-reliant in the republic’s history … Continue Reading


The Department of Political Science at McMaster University stands in solidarity with Black communities at home and around the world in condemning all forms of racial injustice and acknowledging in particular the suffering that Black people everywhere continue to endure as a result of systemic anti-Black racism. As political scientists, we study how power functions … Continue reading DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE STATEMENT ON ANTI-BLACK RACISM