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 behavior, public opinion, and Chinese politics. You can find my full C.V. in PDF format here.
My dissertation examines the causes and consequences of political persuasion in authoritarian regimes, with an emphasis on China. It investigates whether and when China's political persuasion affects domestic and international audiences' behaviors and attitudes. It also analyzes when and why the Chinese government modifies the intensity of propaganda provision in China's state-controlled daily news program.
I will be on the job market in AY 2020-2021. My job market paper examines the effectiveness of the pro-Beijing media affiliated with the Chinese government in swaying voter behaviors outside of China by using a field experiment conducted during an actual presidential election.
My work has received financial support from the Ward Endowed Fellowship, the Global Research Fellowship, the Texas Politics Project Research, the Julian Suez Fellowship, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.