• University of California, Berkeley, PhD, 2013
  • Oxford, M.Phil., 2007
  • Harvard, BA, 2005

Research Interests

  • Chinese Politics
  • Regulation and Governance
  • Political Economy

Courses Taught

  • Chinese Politics
  • East Asian Political Economy
  • Chinese Governance
  • Comparative Politics of East Asia

Awards, Distinctions and Accolades

  • University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Contemporary China Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2013-2015
  • Haas Junior Fellow Scholarship, 2012-2013
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2012-2013
  • Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • NSEP Boren Fellowship, 2010-2011

Publication Highlights


  • Why is My Milk Blue? China’s Food Safety Crisis and Scale Politics. Cambridge University Press. (Under Review)

Refereed Articles

  • “Regulatory Capitalism and its Discontents: Interdependent Governance and the Adaptability of Regulatory Style” (lead author, with Chris Ansell). Regulation and Governance, Vol. 9:2 (2015).
  • “Why Food Safety Fails in China: The Politics of Scale.” The China Quarterly, Vol. 223, (2015).
  • “Transparent Authoritarianism? An Analysis of Political and Economic Barriers to Greater Government Transparency in China” (with Peter Lorentzen and Pierre Landry). Journal of Politics, Vol. 76:1 (2014).

Chapters in Books

  • “Regulatory Governance” in Chris Ansell and Jacob Torfing (eds.) Handbook on Theories of Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, (2016)