Department of Political Studies
Fan Lu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Queen's University. She received her Ph.D in Political Science at UC Davis in 2019. She is interested in understanding political relations amongst Latino, Asian, Muslim and African Americans. “People of color” in the U.S. share similar experiences with racial discrimination and political mis/underrepresentation. Yet, each group has distinct racial and cultural identities that lend themselves to different political needs and aspirations. What motivates them to form political coalitions with one another? What instigates inter-group conflict? She answers these questions in her dissertation "Political coalitions and conflicts amongst racial minorities in the U.S."