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 quantitative 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 dissertation examines the political causes and consequences of biased information. Employing a field experiment, a natural experiment, and a computer-aided content analysis, I study how authoritarian governments craft pro-regime messages and whether and how biased information influences behavior and attitudes of both domestic and foreign audiences. I have received financial support from the Ward Endowed Fellowship, the Global Research Fellowship, the Texas Politics Project Research, and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation.