I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Teaching Fellow at the University of Southern California’s School of International Relations and a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. My research interests include China, social movements, labor, and authoritarianism. I have a book manuscript under review, “Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness: Workers and Change in China,” which uses an original geo-referenced dataset of strikes by Chinese workers, as well as regional case studies grounded in extensive interviews, to examine how rising industrial contention is transforming policy from below. My PhD is from Cornell University’s Department of Government. Before entering academia, I worked in the non-profit world, supporting workers’ rights and improved grassroots governance in China.