I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study for Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania, and will be an assistant professor at the Department of Government and Public Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, starting August 2017. My research encompasses a range of topics including political leadership, distributive politics, and public opinion in nondemocratic systems. My dissertation examines the roles of informal patronage networks in facilitating elite cohesion and promoting local development in China. My research has been funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
I receive my PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago and hold a BA in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong.