Welcome! I obtained my Ph.D in Communication from the Department of Communication at Stanford University. I will become an Assistant Professor of Computational Communication at University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2019.
My research examines government responsiveness and political representation in the digital age, especially with a focus on the unintended information consequences brought by new media technology. I study questions such as: how do governments across regimes interact with citizens in online political discourse? how effective are new media technologies in holding government accountable and enhancing political representation? I combine experimental and computational methods with large-scale datasets on political activities in the United States, China and Ghana to examine these questions. My future research will extend my work on government accountability, social media, and public deliberation to studying science communication and AI.
I did my undergraduate in political science and economics (second major) at Fudan University and MPA at SIPA, Columbia University. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including American Political Science Review, International Public Management Journal, and The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.