Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

Judith E. Gruber Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

Email: cecilia.h.mo@berkeley.edu


Cecilia Hyunjung Mo is the Judith E. Gruber Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in behavioral political economy, comparative political behavior, political psychology, and social policy research. Her research focuses on significant contemporary challenges to development and moral issues of today, like cultivating democratic citizenship, increasing inclusionary behavior toward out-groups, reducing immigrant exclusion, and combatting human trafficking and forced labor.

She is the co-scientific advisor of the Human Trafficking Research Initiative at the Innovations for Poverty Action, and has published research in numerous outlets, including the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, the Journal of Theoretical PoliticsPolitical Behavior, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and World Development. She is the recipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA)’s 2020 Emerging Scholar in Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Award, APSA’s 2015 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the annual meeting, and the 2018 Roberta Sigel Early Career Scholar Best Paper Award from the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). She was also awarded the 2018 Best Paper Award from APSA’s Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Section, and both the 2019 and the 2016 Best Article Published in Political Behavior Award. She holds a Ph.D. in political economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.