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
The Signaling Effect of Political Censorship in Authoritarian Regimes
Media Types and Democratization
Who to Blame? Official Accountability and Public Opinion on Covid-19 in China with Xiaoli Guo, Lucie Lu, Yiqiang Wang, and Haocheng Yin
Platforms and Politics: Digital Communication Infrastructure in Rural Illinois with Emily Van Duyn, Cabral Bigman-Galimore, and Isabella Raynal
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