I am the Slayton Assistant Professor of East Asian Politics in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho. My research seeks to understand how the interaction of domestic and international politics influences the making and efficacy of China’s foreign and security policies, along with its broader implications for international security. My co-authored book, Zero Tolerance: Repression and Political Violence on China's New Silk Road (Cambridge University Press, 2022), examines how competing priorities at home and abroad shape China's domestic and foreign policies toward political violence. My other works have been published or forthcoming in British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Politics. I have also published in policy outlet such as Political Violence at A Glance.
Prior to UI, I was an America in the World Consortium (AWC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I was also a Predoctoral Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, and a Research Fellow affiliated with the National Security Policy Center (NSPC) of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVa. I received Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Virginia.
My CV (last updated in May 2023) is available here.