I'm an S.J.D (Doctor of Juridical Science) candidate at Harvard Law School. Working at the intersection of law, urban studies, and political economy, I employ mixed methods to investigate how critical urban institutions produce growth and inequality in contemporary cities. The geographical focus of my research includes China, the U.S., and East Asia.

I have two major research themes. The first theme examines community power and land development. I explore how community and neighborhood empowerment can promote an equitable and prosperous urban space. The second theme focuses on the interactions between the city and the political economy of space. I investigate the legal-territorial arrangements of central cities that can unlock their developmental potential while curbing their tendencies to drive political polarization and uneven development.