I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho. My research focuses on a variety of subjects in international security, including the role of leaders in international politics, causes and consequences of political violence, diplomacy and public opinion, and China's foreign and security policies. My co-authored book, Zero Tolerance: Repression and Political Violence on China's New Silk Road (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), examines how competing priorities at home and abroad shape China's domestic and foreign policies toward political violence. I have also published in British Journal of Political Science, and policy outlet such as Political Violence at A Glance. My research has been supported by the Quantitative Collaborative at the University of Virginia, Quandt Fund for International Research, and America in the World Consortium.
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 B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Economics from the University of International Relations, Beijing, M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Virginia.
My CV (last updated in Jan 2022) is available here.