Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


Jay Kao

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Comparative Politics

Office #:  Coffey Hall 333

Phone: 773.508.3183


CV Link: Kao CV

External Webpage: http://jaykao.com/


Jay Kao is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. Professor Kao’s research centers on political communication, political behavior, and public opinion in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on China. He is currently working on several research projects that focus on the impact of persuasive communications on the behaviors and attitudes of both domestic and foreign citizens. 


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2021.