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 politics in authoritarian regimes, disinformation, political communication, public opinions, Chinese politics, causal inference, as well as political economy of development.
My dissertation examines the political causes and consequences of state propaganda in non-democracies, with a focus on China. Using randomized experiments, natural experiments, text-as-data, and qualitative interviews, I analyze how autocracies craft pro-government messages and whether and how the messages affect behaviors and attitudes of domestic and foreign audiences. 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.