I am a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am broadly interested in political communication, information and communications technology (ICT), and public opinion in authoritarian regimes. My current project explores the effect of political censorship in autocracies with experiments. I am originally from China.

Work in Progress

  1. The Signaling Effect of Political Censorship in Authoritarian Regimes

  2. Media Types and Democratization

  3. Who to Blame? Official Accountability and Public Opinion on Covid-19 in China with Xiaoli Guo, Lucie Lu, Yiqiang Wang, and Haocheng Yin

  4. Platforms and Politics: Digital Communication Infrastructure in Rural Illinois with Emily Van Duyn, Cabral Bigman-Galimore, and Isabella Raynal

  5. Challenges to Illinois Local News and The Platformization of Journalism and Information During COVID-19: Politics, Health Misinformation, and Partisanship with Cabral Bigman-Galimore, Gabriel Malo, Ewa Maslowska, Claire O’Brien, Isabella Raynal, Harsh Taneja, Nikki Usher, Emily Van Duyn, and Adrian Wong