Yang-Yang Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include egalitarianism, theories of justice, and democratic theory. Her dissertation project explores the relationship between compassion and democracy by engaging with deliberative democratic theory, care ethics, and Buddhist and Confucian thought. She holds an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Political Theory, and a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University.