I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. In Fall 2018, I will be an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
My research and teaching interests include political economy, comparative politics, and international relations, with a regional focus on China and East Asia. I hold a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.
My book project examines enterprise reform and institutional change in China's state-owned economy, with emphasis on the role of organizational leaders. 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.