I am a Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator (full-time faculty) with the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University. I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2022. My research interests focus on authoritarian nostalgia and related political behavior in post-authoritarian democracies, especially East Asian countries. My book project investigates why individual voters feel nostalgic for an authoritarian past and vote for political parties that are linked to the past. My research has appeared in or is forthcoming at Party Politics and Political Communication.
My dissertation research was supported by various sources, including a Taiwan Fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, a Doctoral Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and multiple institutions at the University of Illinois, including Ferber & Sudman Dissertation Awards for Survey Research, a Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations, and a CEAPS Graduate Student Dissertation Travel Grant from Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.
PhD in Political Science, 2022
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA in Political Science, 2016
BA in Political Science; Economics, 2011
Political Economy in East Asia
I received the A. Belden Fields Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as a Teaching Assisant in 2019. Teaching evaluations are available upon request.