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 dissertation examines the causes and consequences of political persuasion in the forms of mass media and school textbooks, with a focus on China. I study how authoritarian governments craft pro-regime messages and whether and how biased messages affect behavior and attitudes of both domestic and foreign audiences. Currently, I am working on a randomized-controlled trial to measure the effects of exposure to the pro-Beijing news media on voter behavior and opinions in a democracy. My research has received financial support from the Ward Endowed Fellowship, the Global Research Fellowship, the Texas Politics Project Research, Julian Suez Fellowship, and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation.
You can find my full C.V. in PDF format here.