I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013, and I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.
I am interested in improving governance in settings of strong authorities, weak individuals, and limited formal institutions of accountability. This has led me to study authoritarian officials in contemporary China and initiatives to improve human rights in globalized production. An article on official responsiveness to citizen requests in China is forthcoming in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
I have worked and studied in China (primarily Guangzhou, Changsha, and Beijing) for over five years, including fellowships under the U.S. Fulbright Program and the Yale-China Association. I was a fellow with Stanford University's Governance Project in 2012-2013. I like sports, especially running.