I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science (major in American Politics, minor in Public Policy) from George Washington University. I obtained my Master of Arts from George Washington University in 2022 and Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2018.
My research interests include Asian American politics, political representation, and race and ethnicity politics broadly. In my dissertation, I argue that the national-origin consciousness of the individuals is the driving force behind the co-national-origin preference, and it can be activated by discrimination and family history. The first chapter of my dissertation examines what national origin means to Asian Americans by conducting interviews. Then, using a range of survey experiments, I identify the conditions under which national-origin consciousness can be activated. Lastly, I apply the idea of national-origin consciousness to studying the role of national-origin in campaigns and elections.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, aside from American politics, I am interested in studying regulatory politics in the Greater China region. I collaborated with my coauthors on examining government responsiveness in public consultation in China. I am also working on several research projects concerning public consultations in Hong Kong and Taiwan. My work has appeared in American Politics Research, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center [2x] and USAPP - American Politics and Policy - The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Peer Reviewed Publications
- “Beyond Pan-Ethnicity: Responsiveness of Elected Officials to Asian American Subgroups”. 2023. American Politics Research, 51(4), 543-554.
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
- “State Legislators are Not Equally Responsive to All Asian Constituents, But We Don’t Know Why.”. 2022. USAPP - American Politics and Policy - The London School of Economics and Political Science
- “In the Shadow of China: Notice and Comment Policymaking in Hong Kong and Taiwan”, With Steven Balla and Huang Chen. 2022. George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center.
- “Notice and Comment Policymaking During Uncertain Times: The Case of Hong Kong”, With Steven Balla. 2022. George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center.
- “Taiwan’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) into the European Union: Quantitative Research”, With Edward Danks, Valere Vangeel, Axel Goethals, Andrea Mogni, Erik Famaey, Giulia Gasparri, and Roberta Rapagnani. 2018. European Institute for Asian Studies.
Work in Progress
- “Notice the Comment? Chinese Government Responsiveness to Public Participation in the Policymaking Process”, With Steven Balla, Andrew Wan, Zhoudan Xie, and Geng Zhai. George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center Working Paper. Under Review.
- “Transparency, Participation, and Responsiveness in Hong Kong Policymaking”, With Steven Balla and Huang Chen. George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center Working Paper. R&R at Journal of Contemporary China.
- “How National Origin Matters: Toward a New Understanding of Asian American Identity” Under Review. To be Presented at APSA 2023.
- “Are We One? Pandering Perceptions Among Asian Americans.” With Julian Wamble. Survey Design.
- “Does Attention Matter?: Punctuations and Public Commenting in Taiwan Policymaking.” With Steve Balla and Huang Chen. Data Analysis.
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