Welcome. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT, I also direct the Asia Policy Program, a joint initiative of the Strauss Center for International Security & Law and the Clements Center for National Security.
My research focuses on American national security, East Asia, and authoritarian politics and foreign policy. I am currently working on two main research projects: one on China's internal security strategy and its implications for the world, and another on authoritarian diasporas, particularly focused on North Korea.
I am a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an adjunct fellow with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. From 2015-2020, I was assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri.
Photo: View from Karakoram Highway, Xinjiang, China