Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

Judith E.Gruber Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Cecilia Hyunjung Mo (Ph.D. Political Economics and M.A. Political Science from Stanford University; MPA in International Development from Harvard University; and M.A. Education from Loyola Marymount University) is the Judith E.Gruber Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley. She is also a former W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 

She is concerned with basic research on behavioral political economy and aspirations-based models of politics, and her applied work focuses on understanding and addressing important social problems related to human trafficking, immigration, migration, inequality, and prejudice. Dr. Mo has significant experience with experimental methods, impact evaluations, quantitative methods, and survey methods. She has conducted field research in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal, Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. Dr. Mo has acted as the Managing Director of Research and Evaluation for Teach For America, and has provided expert opinion to develop research protocols and research instruments for the USAID EDGE-IE Guatemala Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices and Human Trafficking Victim Identification Survey. She has been working on Humanity United, U.S. Department of Labor, USAID, Stanford University, Terre des Hommes, and Vanderbilt University supported research on human trafficking vulnerability and public opinion around human trafficking policies in China, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nepal, and the United States, as well as World Bank supported projects on national service programs. 

She has published research in numerous outlets, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Behavior, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is also the recipient of the American Political Science Association's (APSA) 2015 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award, the 2018 Roberta Sigel Early Career Scholar Award, a three-time winner of APSA’s Best Paper Award in Political Behavior (2016, 2018, and 2019), and the Emerging Scholar in Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Award (2020).

Recent work by Cecilia Hyunjung Mo