I am an Associate Professor (pre-tenure) at Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
My research explores socially responsible business practices in the global economy, with a focus on institutions to encourage or enforce ethical compliance in global supply chains. This work has examined initiatives to regulate supply chain working conditions at large multinationals, including Nike and HP. It sits at the intersection of political economy, multinational strategy, human resource management, and corporate sustainability. My second area of research is contemporary Chinese politics and society. I study China's institutions of government responsiveness and accountability, probing how citizens exploit these institutions and what prompts unelected officials to respond to citizen demands.
My work has appeared or will appear soon in Management Science, Regulation & Governance, Comparative Political Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
I have worked and conducted research 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 am also an investigator with The Governance Project, led by Francis Fukuyama at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Oxford, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.