I am an assistant professor of political science at Clark University. My work focuses on policing in reform-era China and explores themes of local governance, legitimacy, and authoritarian control. My academic articles have appeared in the China Quarterly, Asian Survey, and PS: Political Science and Politics. More digestible bits of my research have also appeared in The Economist, The Diplomat, and Business Insider. I received my PhD in political science from UC Berkeley in 2016, and am currently working on a book manuscript entitled Policing in the Shadow of Protest.