I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University, as part of a university-wide cohort selected by the Office of the Provost.
My research is in comparative and international politics, with a focus on issues of nationalism and democratic development in East Asia. Specifically, I am interested in how new or marginalized citizens--immigrants, refugees, or national minorities--integrate into democracies: how they develop a sense of democratic duty, whether and how they participate in politics, and what that means for the resulting health of host democracies.
I have examined such questions in the contexts of North Korean refugees, national minorities in contested states, and immigrants. My work is published or forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of East Asian Studies, Electoral Studies, and Public Opinion Quarterly. I am currently finishing my first book manuscript titled The Dutiful Citizen: How Nationalism Shapes Moral Obligations to the State.
I received my Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and B.A. from Stanford University.