Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. My fields of specialization are Comparative Politics and Methodology. My research interests lie in political communication, political persuasion, political behavior and opinion formation, Chinese politics, as well as political economy of development.
My research explores the causes and consequences of political persuasion in the forms of mass media and school textbooks. It examines how authoritarian governments craft pro-regime messages as well as whether and how persuasive communications affect behavior and attitudes of both domestic and foreign audiences. My job market paper uses a randomized-controlled trial to measure the causal effects of the pro-Beijing media on voters, including vote decisions and opinions about China. My work has received financial support from the Ward Endowed Fellowship, the Global Research Fellowship, the Texas Politics Project Research, the Julian Suez Fellowship, and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation.
You can find my full C.V. in PDF format here.