2016 -  Present, Ph.D. Student in Political Science, University of Michigan

Major: Comparative Politics

2013 - 2015, MA in Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

Thesis: 'Harmonious Relations': Labor Relations Disputes in Shanghai Civil Courts

2012, BA in International Politics and Economics, Juniata College

Thesis: China and Sudan: Adherence, Aberrance, and Identity in Rhetoric and Policy


Mandarin Chinese (Professional Fluency)

R (Intermediate)

Python (Beginner)


"Authoritarian Courts and Urban Bias: Dispute Resolution Organs in the PRC," presented at MPSA 2017. 

Selected Awards

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, 2013-2014 Academic Year 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, Summer 2014

Fulbright Fellow, Taiwan ETA Program, Aug. 2012- July. 2013