Amy Liu (PhD. Emory University; BA Smith College) is an associate professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of language and politics. Her first book Standardizing Diversity: The Political Economy of Language Regimes examines how the recognition of lingua francas can be conducive for economic growth – in Asia generally and in Southeast Asia specifically. Her second book The Language of Political Incorporation looks at the linguistic networks of Chinese migrants and the implications for engagement with local authorities in Europe. Amy’s work has also appeared in journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Migration, Journal of Politics, and World Politics.