Tiffany Barron, Ph.D.
Her research interests are at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. They include: revolutions and civil wars as responses to oppression, just war theory, and virtue ethics. She does qualitative and mixed methods research, with a regional focus on China. Her dissertation, “The Ethics of Revolt: Just War, Moral Agency, and Civil Conflict,” examines revolutions and civil wars from both normative and empirical perspectives, incorporating just war theory, virtue ethics, and a Bayesian analysis of case studies drawn from early 20th century China.
She received a Graduate School Teaching Award in 2022, and a Bradley Fellowship in 2020 and 2021. Prior to Princeton, she was a master’s student in the University of Chicago Committee on International Relations, where she graduated with honors. She received her B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College in 2013, with a major in political science and minor in Chinese. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing guitar, salsa dancing, and spending time with her church community.