Welcome. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and an affiliate of both the Strauss Center and Clements Center for National Security. From 2015-2020, I was assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri.
I am also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an adjunct fellow with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, and a member of the Digital Freedom Forum at the Center for a New American 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 domestic security policies and their implications for the world, and another on authoritarian diasporas, particularly focused on North Korea.
Photo: View from Karakoram Highway, Xinjiang, China