I am a US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California and a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Virginia.
I study international security and dispute escalation. Specifically, I am interested in how hostile interaction patterns between governments shape their own future behaviors and citizens’ perceptions of threat. My currently work identifies when a provocation becomes “ritualized,” and examine the effect of ritualization in the context of territorial disputes.
Previously, I was a 2017-18 Nippon Foundation Fellow at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama. I received my MA in Foreign Affairs the University of Virginia and BA from National Chengchi University.