Quanxin Yang

Position title: Ph.D. Student: Political Theory

Email: qyang283@wisc.edu

Research Interests

political legitimacy, democratic theories, agonistic pluralism, politics of technologies, cybernetics, critical internet studies


Quanxin Yang (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in political theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on exploring political questions about power, legitimacy, representation, and deliberation in democratic consolidation and transition, especially in light of the emergent and evolving digital technologies that are reshaping not only our conceptions of personhood, citizenship, and community but also our strategies for collective action towards democratic aspirations.

Prior to studying at UW-Madison, she received an M.A. in philosophy from Renmin University of China (2022) and a B.A. in economics from Shanghai International Studies University (2019).