Schroeder Fellows Student

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Hyo-Won Shin

Schroeder Fellows Student

Hyo-Won Shin’s research at the Cline Center will examine the impact of political protests on out-group trust in Myanmar. Shin hypothesizes that individuals who protest in ethnically diverse areas are more likely to come in contact with non-co-ethnic protestors and as a result are more likely to have higher levels of inter-ethnic trust after the event, compared to those protesting in ethnically homogenous areas. To test this hypothesis, Shin plans to collect data in Myanmar using the Cline Center’s Global News Index, and determine the ethnic makeup of the area using locations mentioned in news reports. To measure out-group trust, Shin will scrape tweets with the hashtag #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar containing the word trust or synonyms, and out-group-related words in tweets that also mention ethnic groups and political figures