I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I apply both quantitative and qualitative methods to address various topics in comparative politics, including ethnic politics, institutions, and political economy of development.

Between 2012 and 2014, I was a Fulbright Fellow at UCLA. I received my M.A. in political science from Columbia University and a dual B.A. in political science and journalism from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. I have also studied mass communication, politics, and sociology in Hong Kong (CUHK) and Europe (NUI Galway).