Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh, with a courtesy appointment in Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. In 2019-2020, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science and a Visiting Associate at the International Institute at the University of Michigan.

My book The Performative State: Public Scrutiny and Environmental Governance in China is forthcoming with Cornell University Press in summer 2022. This book is based on my doctoral dissertation, which received the Virginia M. Walsh Award for the best dissertation in the field of Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics, and the Best Dissertation Award in Urban and Local Politics from the American Political Science Association.

My articles have recently appeared in World PoliticsComparative Political Studies, Democratization, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and China Quarterly. 

I received my Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, and my B.A. in Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Michigan.

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