I am a fifth-year political science student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Relations and minoring in Political Methodology.
International Cooperation, Human Rights, Comparative Political Communication, Authoritarian Resilience, Chinese Politics
I study international relations and political communication. My research investigates how authoritarian leaders use media to engage with a broad support base, shape the public’s perceptions of government performance, and counter-react to international criticism. My dissertation studies how soft autocrats use state-run media to communicate with their citizens when their domestic practices violate international norms, with a regional focus on China. My primary methodological interest is in the text as data for social science research, with related interests in machine learning and causal inference.
Awards and Honors
- EITM Summer Institute 2022 by UC-Berkeley
- Schroeder Summer Graduate Fellowship 2021 by Cline Center for Advanced Social Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Graduate Research Funding 2022, 2021 by Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- INSPIRE and SPARK Awards for Promising Graduate Students 2020 by APSA Political Communication Section in lieu of preconference
- Rita and Leonard Ogren Prizes for Academic Achievement 2019 by Political Science Department Awards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Instructor of record: Introduction to Political Research (PS 230)