I am associate professor of political science and director of Asian Studies at Clark University. My research focuses on policing in reform era China and explores themes of local governance, state legitimacy, and authoritarian control. My new book, Policing China: Street-Level Cops in the Shadow of Protest, is out with Cornell University Press, and my academic articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, the China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Europe-Asia Studies, China Law and Society Review, and PS: Political Science and Politics. More digestible bits of my research have also appeared in The Economist, The Diplomat, and East Asia Forum.