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1557573_10151803370231126_238394177_nABOUT ME

At present, I am a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. This fall, I will be joining the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California as a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow. My research interests include China, social movements, labor, nationalism, and authoritarianism. I have a book manuscript under review, tentatively titled “Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness: Workers and Change in China,” which uses an original crowd-sourced and geo-referenced dataset of strikes by Chinese workers, as well as regional case studies grounded in extensive interviews, to show that rising industrial contention is pushing local authorities to paradoxically increase their capacity for both repression and responsiveness. My PhD is from Cornell University’s Department of Government and my graduate research was supported by a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. I have a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. Before reentering academia, I worked for several years in the non-profit world, supporting workers’ rights and improved grassroots governance in China.

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