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 examines the political causes and consequences of propaganda in non-democracies, with a focus on China. With survey experiments, quasi-experiments, text-as-data, and qualitative interviews, my research analyzes how elites craft pro-government messages and when and how such messages influence citizens' attitudes in an intended direction. I have received financial support for experimental projects and fieldworks from the Ward Endowed Fellowship, the Global Research Fellowship, and the Texas Politics Project Research.
A copy of my latest curriculum vitae can be found here.