I am an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. I received my PhD in political science at the University of California, Irvine in 2019.
My research focuses on public opinion, political behavior, gender, and democratic citizenship with an emphasis on East Asia. My current book project, Modernization and Democratic Citizenship in East Asia, examines how and why people view democracy in systematically different ways in six countries: China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
I also research on pedagogy and curriculum development in the political science discipline, particularly in regards to gender representation. My research in comparative politics and gender empowerment have been published in Journal of Politics, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Japanese Journal of Political Science.