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 include politics in authoritarian regimes, political communication, public opinions, Chinese politics, causal inference, as well as political economy of development.
My dissertation investigates the political causes and consequences of propaganda in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on China. Using survey experiments, natural experiments, text-as-data, and qualitative interviews, my research unpacks how elites manipulate political information, why they engage in propaganda, and whether, when, and how propaganda affects public opinions.
I have received financial support for experimental projects and fieldworks from the Ward Endowed Fellowship, the Global Research Fellowship, and Texas Politics Project Research. My current vitae can be found here.