Welcome! I'm a 5th year PhD student in the Department of Government at Harvard and a member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. My research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus for methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China. In the fall, I will be joining the Political Science faculty at the University of California, San Diego.
My dissertation uses blogs, online experiments, and large collections of newspaper articles to understand the influence of censorship and propaganda on the spread of information in China and the United States. Currently, I'm working on a variety of additional projects including censorship in the Chinese blogosphere (with Jennifer Pan and Gary King), eiR a program for ecological inference (with Gary King), and adding covariates to topic models (with Brandon Stewart, Dustin Tingley and Edo Airoldi).
Prior to attending Harvard, I received a M.S. in Statistics and B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Stanford University.