I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. My research focuses on a variety of subjects in international security, including the role of leaders in international politics, the causes and consequences of political violence, diplomacy and public opinion, and China's foreign and security policies. My co-authored book manuscript, Repression and Political Violence on China's New Silk Road, is currently under contract with Cambridge University Press. I have recently 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 and the Quandt Fund for International Research.
Prior to Duke, I was a Predoctoral Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. I was also 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 July 2021) is available here.