Yuyang Pu

  • Visiting Lecturer

Yuyang Pu is a Visiting Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He studies propaganda and its effects on public opinion and political behaviors, with a primary focus on China. He is particularly interested in how authoritarian governments use propaganda to consolidate their rule domestically and to win support internationally. His teaching expertise encompasses a wide range of introductory courses, including International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Research Methods. Additionally, he has taught upper level courses such as Chinese Politics and Propaganda and Censorship. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, he taught at the University of Houston and Siena College.


  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Chinese Politics
  • Political Censorship and Propaganda
  • Arguments, Data, and Politics
  • Contemporary U.S. Politics


Education & Training

  • PHD: University of Houston, 2022

Research Interests

  • Propaganda
  • Corruption and Anticorruption
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Participation
  • Content Analysis
  • Experiments


Area of Study