Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Pennsylvania State University.
I study autocratic politics and democratization, in particular elections, political parties, media and propaganda, and corruption. My research lies at the intersection of political institutions, leaders’ political survival strategies, and the behavior of ordinary citizens. My work applies quantitative analysis, formal modeling, experiments, surveys, and social network analysis, among other methods. I am interested in the areas of East Asia and Southeast Asia.
My dissertation focuses on autocratic election schedules: when do autocratic leaders manipulate election schedules, and how does the manipulation impact regime stability and the political participation of ordinary citizens?
My research has appeared or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies and Democratization.