I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, as part of a university-wide cohort selected by the Provost.
My research lies at the intersection of comparative and international politics. I study how the politics of identity shapes the success and survival of democracy, mostly in East Asia and other contentious contexts. Specifically, I am interested in how nationalism and group ethics interact to explain why individuals support, withdraw, or even oppose their democracies.
My current work examines such questions mainly in the contexts of citizen compliance, political participation and policy responsiveness, and the democratic integration of North Korean defectors.
I received my Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and B.A. from Stanford University.