I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. I study the strategies authoritarian regimes employ to perpetuate their rule, including censorship, redistribution, and responsiveness, and how technology facilitates and hinders these strategies. I focus primarily on China, and use methods of automated content analysis and experiments to measure and examine different components of these strategies. My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and Science.
I obtained my PhD in political science from the Department of Government at Harvard University in May 2015. Prior to my graduate studies, I was a business analyst, then associate, then engagement manager at McKinsey and Company based in New York and Beijing from 2005 to 2009. I have also worked for the Chinese Center for Disease Control, the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative as well as the Clinton Global Initiative. I graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, in 2004.