I am a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. My research and teaching interests include Chinese politics, comparative politics, political economy, and international relations. I hold a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. 

My dissertation examined the politics of China's state-owned enterprise reform, with a focus on the role of organizational leaders in shaping policy implementation and outcomes. I also study the global expansion of Chinese state-owned companies and the political mobility of their leaders . 

 My research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Brookings-Tsinghua U.S. Exchange Fellowship Program funded by the Ford Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Chinese Scholarship Council, the Jeffrey S. Lehman Fund, and the Cornell East Asia Program, among others.

Previously, I worked for International Crisis Group in Beijing. I have an MA in international relations from Tsinghua University and a BA in political science and philosophy from Wellesley College.