Welcome to my website! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Penn State University. I study international relations, with a special focus on ethnic conflict, domestic terrorism, and East-Asian security. In my work I apply a variety of methods, including experiment, game theory, qualitative archival work, and statistical analysis.
My book-length dissertation proposes a new theory of how local governments affect ethnic conflicts, focusing on China's Xinjiang region as a case in point.
My research is published or forthcoming in Energy Policy, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of East Asian Studies, Security Studies, and The China Review.
I received B.A. in Law from Fudan University of China, M.A. in Political Psychology from Stony Brook University, and M.A. in Political Science from Penn State University.
Click here to see my CV. (Updated October 14, 2018)
My Google Scholar profile can be found here.