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BA in Political Science (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), MA and PhD in Political Science (Duke)


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University.

Between 2018 and 2020, I was a postdoctoral fellow of the Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (PPPP).

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke University in 2018. Prior to my stay at Duke, I received B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Research interests

My research interests include authoritarian politics, behavioral politics, the role of information in politics, and Chinese politics. My current research projects primarily involve two topics: 1) political selection in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with a concentration on the behavioral aspect and 2) how the mass public and political elites in China (and across non-democracies) process and respond to political propaganda. My work has been published in Political Communication and Economics of Education Review. My research has been funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, Duke University

24 Aug 201230 Aug 2018

Award Date: 30 Aug 2018

Political Science, Master, Duke University

24 Aug 201211 May 2015

Award Date: 11 May 2015

Political Science, Bachelor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

15 Aug 200812 May 2012

Award Date: 12 May 2012


  • JA Political science (General)
  • JQ Political institutions Asia

Expertise Areas

  • Chinese Politics
  • Authoritarian Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy


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