Dr Risa Toha received her AB from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and her MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Prior to arriving at Yale-NUS College, Dr Toha was an Indonesia Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wheaton College, IL.
Dr Toha specialises in comparative politics, and is particularly interested in ethnic politics, political economy of development and political violence.
2017: “Political Competition and Ethnic Riots in Democratic Transition: A Lesson from Indonesia” British Journal of Political Science 47(3): 631-651.
2017: “A Target-Based Typology of Electoral Violence: Insights from Indonesia” (with S.P. Harish (College of William and Mary)) Terrorism and Political Violence forthcoming
Politics of Southeast Asia
International Political Economy
Politics of Identity in Developing Countries
Comparative Social Inquiry