About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  My research and teaching interests focus on public opinion, political psychology, data visualization, and East Asian politics.

My current research projects include:
(1) The Long-term effect of political violence
(2) The effectiveness of fact-checking on social media
(3) Coping strategies and their political impact during the COVID-19 pandemic
(4) How the #MilkTeaAlliance online movement spread and collaborated across East Asia in 2020.
(5) The psychological foundation and theory of Strategic Ambiguity

These projects are supported by: The Wilson Center 2021 China Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kao Foundation 2020 Scholarship, Global Taiwan Institute 2019 Scholarship, and the American Psychological Association small research grant.

My research articles can be found in Journal of Peace Research, Social Media + Society, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Computational Social Science, Electoral Studies, Journal of East Asian Studies, Asian Survey, Social Science Research, Social Science Journal, Asian Journal of Political Science, International Political Science Review, Journal of Asian and Africa Studies, European Political Science, to name a few.

My op-ed about the international politics in East Asia can be found in The National Interest, The Diplomat, Washington Post, E-International Relations, East Asian Forum, etc. My interview can be found in New York Times, Huffington Post, Vox, Aljazeera, DW News, South China Morning Post, etc.

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University (2018), B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2009), and M. A. in Public Administration (2012) from National Taiwan University.

Father of 8yr son Rong and 5yr daughter Elaina.

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