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, gender, and democracy in 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 social issues in South Korea, growing anti-Asian violence in the U.S. and gender in the discipline. My research has been published in Journal of Politics, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Japanese Journal of Political Science.