Maggie Shum is an incoming Assistant Professor of Political Science at Penn State Behrend. Her research focuses on contentious-electoral politics, transnational network, and diaspora political behavior. She also studies party politics and participatory mechanisms in Latin America. Shum is a co-investigator on the “Hong Kong Voices in the U.S.” project that explores the role of transnational ties and identity in shaping Hong Kong Americans’ political attitude and engagement in the U.S. Her article “When Voting Turnout Becomes Contentious Repertoire: How Anti-ELAB Protest Overtook the District Council Election in Hong Kong 2019” is out in the Japanese Journal of Political Science.