As a fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Lut Lams (BCJS) conducted research on the 2016 Taiwanese presidential/legislative elections with a special focus on the campaign discourse. She was hosted by the Graduate Institute of Political Science, where she also gave lectures on political communication in the Taiwanese context (15 Jan – 15 April, 2016). She joined the international observer’s committee to the Central Election Commission’s headquarters where the poll results were made official on Sunday, 16 January. Thanks to the 6-hour difference between Belgium and Taiwan, Lut found herself working double shifts, collecting research material during daytime and coaching KU Leuven students back home.