Szu-Yun Hsu is a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of British Columbia, and is currently based in New York City. She holds a master’s in Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her scholarly interests include international political economy, geopolitical economy, hegemony, state theory, neoliberalism, critical geopolitics, nationalism, populism, and democratization. Specifically, she is interested in exploring the intersections between political dynamics and economic forces that have shaped the East Asian region since the Cold War. Her aim is to present East Asia as a critical lens through which to understand the development of contemporary world politics. Her dissertation traces the genealogy of economic neoliberalization in Taiwan through trade politics and post-War (geo)political struggles, including nationalist contestation and populist movement.