Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Utah State University who studies autocratic politics and democratization. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2023.
I am interested in elections, political parties, media and propaganda, and corruption under autocracy. My research lies at the intersection of political institutions, leaders’ political survival strategies, and the behavior of ordinary citizens. My work applies quantitative analysis, experiments, surveys, formal modeling, and social network analysis, among other methods. I am particularly interested in East Asia and Southeast Asia.
My research has appeared or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies and Democratization. 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?