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, persuasion, political behavior, public opinion, Chinese politics, as well as political economy of development.
My dissertation examines the political causes and consequences of biased political information transmitted by schools and the media. Employing randomized experiments, natural experiments, text-as-data, and qualitative interviews, I study how autocracies craft pro-regime messages and whether and how the messages affect behaviors 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 CCKF.