Li-Li Chen is a scholar and current lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e of Timor-Leste. She had a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2018. Her research interests include the dynamics of gender and peacekeeping, gender and development, as well as politics in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Timor-Leste. Her publications can be accessible on the Diplomat, E-ir, Devpolicy, and Neon Metin, etc. She can be reached at Twitter @liliche44511875 or her personal website: https://lilichen.blog/?fbclid=IwAR36THZIAghCXmm1UTekL-aQujqeNfy82AKHhBJva8NtyH7ySZiA-8PDlJY