Welcome! I am a postdoctoral researcher at the China Data Lab at UC, San Diego. I received my PhD in political science from New York University’s Politics Department. My dissertation demonstrates a new method to measure propaganda using word embeddings and applies it towards determining whether a specific rhetorical strategy is being employed by Chinese state media. In my broader research agenda, I am interested in quantifying how China and other autocracies utilize propaganda in traditional and social media. To that end, I apply text as data and machine learning tools towards the measurement of political science concepts, such as propaganda and power relations, in text data.
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Ph.D. in Politics, 2022
New York University
Master of Pacific International Affairs, 2014
School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California: San Diego
Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science, 2009
University of Minnesota: Morris