Alice Siu

Alice Siu

  • Senior Research Scholar
  • Associate Director, Deliberative Democracy Lab

Encina Hall, E103
616 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305

Biography

Siu received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication at Stanford University, with a focus in political communication, deliberative democracy, and public opinion, and her B.A. degrees in Economics and Public Policy and M.A. degree in Political Science, also from Stanford.

Siu has advised policymakers and political leaders around the world, at various levels of government, including leaders in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Her research interests in deliberative democracy include what happens inside deliberation, such as examining the effects of socio-economic class in deliberation, the quality of deliberation, and the quality of arguments in deliberation.

publications

Journal Articles
February 2024

Can Deliberation Have Lasting Effects?

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Journal Articles
December 2023

How College Students Can Depolarize: Evidence for Political Moderation Within Homogeneous Groups

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Reports
June 2023

Metaverse Community Forum: Results Analysis

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In The News

Alice Siu delivers a TEDxStanford talk
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Deliberative Polling: A Path to Bridging Divides

In a TEDxStanford talk, Alice Siu discusses how applying and spreading deliberative democracy can better engage us all in our shared public problems.
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America in One Room
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Stanford students help bridge political divides

In a 2019 Sophomore College course, students traveled to Dallas, Texas, where they helped staff a landmark experiment that brought together more than 500 registered voters who represent the political, cultural and demographic diversity of America in one room.
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A voter casts their ballot in the Kentucky Primary Elections at Central High School on May 16, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Q&As

New National Deliberative Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for Polarizing Issues Affecting American Democracy

"America in One Room: Democratic Reform" polled participants before and after deliberation to gauge their opinions on democratic reform initiatives, including voter access and voting protections, non-partisan election administration, protecting against election interference, Supreme Court reform, and more. The results show many significant changes toward bipartisan agreement, even on the most contentious issues.
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