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Doctoral Student Profile

Loring

Nicole Loring

Comparative Politics, International Relations and Southeast Asian Studies

nloring1@niu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

M.A., Comparative Politics and Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, 2014

B.A., Political Science and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Political Science, Syracuse University, 2011

Expected Ph.D. Completion: 2018

Overview of Scholarly Activity

My research and teaching interests include Burmese politics, Southeast Asia, authoritarian regimes, women and politics, political opportunity, media and politics, and human rights. My master's thesis identifies patterns of cooperative transitions from military to civilian regimes and looks to explain regime outcomes of formerly military regimes. My dissertation explores the process of transition to civilian rule and political liberalization in Myanmar. 

Selected Publications

” Political Twist: A Combined Electoral System in Myanmar.” Indo-Pacific Review. December 1, 2014. Available upon request.

"Media Coverage of the Saffron Revolution: Media Bias in News Coverage of the 2007 Protests in Burma." Fall 2010. Journal of Undergraduate International Studies, volume 9, pg. 8-15. Available online at http://juis.global.wisc.edu/issues/juis-2010-fall.pdf

Courses Taught

POLS 285 - Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

Conference Papers Presented

2016. Nicole Loring. “The Threshold of Democracy: Explaining Myanmar’s Change from Military to Civilian Rule.” Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. Dekalb, IL.

2016. Nicole Loring. “Overcoming Barriers: Myanmar’s Recent Elections and Women’s Political Participation.” International Burma Studies Conference. Dekalb, IL. October 9.

2015. Nicole Loring. “Explaining Transitions from Military to Civilian Rule in Southeast Asia.” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
April 18.

2014. Nicole Loring. “Entrenching Military Rule and Violence in Burma.” Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. Dekalb, IL.
November 7.

2014.  Nicole Loring. "Entrenching Authoritarianism: Transitions from Military to Civilian Regimes in Southeast Asia and Beyond." Northern Illinois University Southeast Asian Studies Student Conference. DeKalb, IL. April 5.

2013. Nicole Loring. "Women's Political Participation in Burma's Move Towards Democratization." Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. East Lansing, MI.
October 25.

2012. Nicole Loring. "A Window of Opportunity? Using Burma's Recent Elections to Conceptualize Regime Change." International Burma Studies Conference. DeKalb, IL. October 6.

2012. Nicole Loring. "Opportunities for Democratization in Burma: A Research Design." Northern Illinois University Southeast Asian Studies Student Conference. DeKalb, IL. April 7.

2012. Gavan Duffy and Nicole Loring. "Political Opportunity in Conflict Transformation." International Studies Association Conference. San Diego, CA.
April 2.

Lectures

2015. Nicole Loring. “Explaining Transitions from Military to Civilian Rule in Southeast Asia.” NIU Department of Political Science Brown Bag. Dekalb, IL. March 18.

2014. Nicole Loring. "Entrenching Authoritarianism: Transitions from Military to Civilian Regimes in Southeast Asia and Beyond." Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Lecture Series. Dekalb, IL. October 17.

2013. Nicole Loring. "Burma's Most Recent Elections." Panel Presentation "Burma Today: The Challenges of Democracy" with Catherine Raymond, Tharaphi Than, and Thomas Rhoden. Lewis University. February 7.

2013. Nicole Loring and Thomas Rhoden. "The Blade and the Brahman: Deciphering a dha Sword from Burma." Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Lecture Series. Dekalb, IL. January 25.

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