I am a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University's Asia Pacific Research Center. In Fall 2020, I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Omaha (currently on leave). I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) this past June.

My research focuses on public opinion, political behavior, theories of modernization, economic development, and democratic citizenship with an emphasis on East Asia. My current book project, Modernization and Cultural Democratization 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.

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