I am a Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs, with additional postdoctoral affiliations at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of Political Science, Columbia University.
I received a PhD from University of Southern California in Political Science and International Relations (2019).
My research interests lie in the intersection of international relations theory and comparative politics, with a specific focus on grand strategy, East Asian security, Chinese politics and foreign policy, and historical roots of contemporary relations in East Asia. Currently, I am working on a book project that examines how East Asian states assess the intentions of, and the threats posed by, a rising China. In tackling this puzzle, I construct a new measure of threat perception and a new theory that synthesizes the balance of threat theory and the liberal argument of peace by trade and economic interdependence, spiced with a dose of political psychology.
My work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Political Geography. My research has been funded by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, Fulbright Taiwan, China Times Cultural Foundation, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, among others.