I’m a lecturer and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Boston University. My research focuses on disaster and civil society, hydro-politics, international political economy, and Chinese politics. I have taught courses such as “The Pacific Challenge”, “Readings in Public Policy”, “Introduction to Comparative Politics”, “Public Policy and State-Society Relations”, and “China: from Revolution to Reform” for multiple semesters at Boston University. My current research focus primarily on the development of the public sphere and the accumulation of social capital after disasters and have done extensive fieldwork in Sichuan Province, China by repeatedly interview government officials, NGO leaders, and local people by visiting 43 counties in the region.



     I graduated from Ripon College, valedictorian, in 2008, and earned a master degree in international affairs from the School of International Service (SIS), American University Washington, D.C. I served as the executive assistant for the Center for Asian Studies at American University organizing international conferences and cultural events for 2 years and am currently a resident at the Interactivity Foundation, routinely organizes citizen public discussions in the US and Asia.    

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