Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Duke University specializing in Security, Peace, and Conflict and Political Methodology. I was a Taiwanese Government Scholarship Fellow and will be a Kevin Morrison Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Duke University during 2018-2019. I am also a fellowship awardee from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
My research centers on collective action, state repression, and human rights, with particular attention to the methodological implications for network analysis that stem from interdependent conflict behavior. My projects contribute to the scholarship on mass protests in authoritarian regimes, the strategic interplay between repression and dissent activities, and local determinants of violence in civil war. I also study hierarchical networks in the international system and their implications for interstate conflict.
Networks, spatial analysis, and automated text data and analysis are the primary methods I develop and apply to achieve a better understanding of conflict processes. Several projects of mine also involve applications of predictive and computational modeling.