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S. Victoria Shen

Assistant Professor
Faculty Affiliate, UVA East Asia Center
Faculty Affiliate, UVA Environmental Resilience Institute
Faculty, Affiliate, UVA Environmental Thought & Practice Major
Center Affiliate, Stanford University Bill Lane Center for the American West
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
Gibson Hall S266
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University, 2018
Honors: Asia-Pacific Scholar, a Stanford scholarship modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship

Dissertation: The Political Pollution Cycle: An Inconvenient Truth and How to Break It
-- Winner of the Harold D. Lasswell Award, American Political Science Association
-- Winner of the Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2017

B.A., Political Science and Environmental Studies, Swarthmore College, 2012
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa. Sigma Xi. High Honors (given by external examiners).
Kennedy Scholar, a Swarthmore four-year full merit scholarship.
PLCP 3500: Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3
Analysis of selected issues and concepts in comparative politics.
PLCP 4500: Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3
Intensive analysis of selected issues and concepts in comparative government. Prerequisite: One course in PLCP or instructor permission.
PLCP 5500: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Special Topics in Comparative Politics
PLIR 7500: Special Topics in International Relations
Credits: 3
Special Topics in International Relations
PLAP 7500: Special Topics in American Politics
Credits: 3
Intensive analysis of selected issues and concepts in American politics.
PLCP 7500: Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3
Special Topics in Comparative Politics

Midwest Political Science Association

Program Chair, Environmental Politics and Policy Section
April 2021

Swarthmore College

External Examiner, Honors Program in Political Science
May 2018

2020 Harold D. Lasswell Award, American Political Science Association

2019 Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

2018 Malcolm Jewell Award, Southern Political Science Association

2018 Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa Northerrn California Association

Since 2018 Listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World

2017 Paul A. Sabatier Award, Science, Technology & Environmental Politics Section, American Political Science Association

2016 Dissertation Fellowship, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

2013 Asia-Pacific Scholar, Stanford University -- a Stanford scholarship "modeled on Oxford's Rhodes Scholarship"

2013 Trans-Pacific Essay Contest First Prize, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

2012 High Honors, Swarthmore College

2012 Phi Beta Kappa

2012 Sigma Xi

2008 Kennedy Scholar, Swarthmore College -- a Swarthmore four-year full merit scholarship