Shih-An Wang is a JSD candidate at the University of Chicago Law School. Her current research project aims to analyze how judiciaries in countries with geopolitical tensions facilitate dialogues regarding the conflicts between national security and constitutional freedoms, focusing on the Constitutional Courts of South Korea, Taiwan, and Lithuania. Her research interest is in the fields of comparative constitutional law and democracy, executive power and regulations, and East Asian comparative law. In addition to her academic work, Shih-An serves as a Project Commissioner and Director of the North American Taiwan Studies Association. She also writes for the Plain Law Movement, a Taiwanese online initiative aiming to make legal knowledge accessible to the general public.
Shih-An received her master’s degree in law (LLM) from the University of Chicago in 2019, in addition to her undergraduate (LL.B., 2013) and master’s degree in law (LLM, 2016) from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. In 2016, she was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, to study overseas. Before coming to the US, she also spent more than one year in the litigation team as an Associate at Baker McKenzie LLP, Taipei Office.