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Welcome! I am Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University.  

My research explores modernity and its discontents, especially in areas related to the environment, climate change, bureaucracy, populism, nationalism, morality, political memory, and ideology.  

My recent publications include The Performative State: Public Scrutiny and Environmental Governance in China (Cornell University Press 2022), and articles in World PoliticsComparative Political Studies, Democratization, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and China Quarterly.  

I am currently working on a book-length monograph on the global historical waves of environmentalism.

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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