I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. My research interests are anchored in comparative-historical sociology, with an emphasis on how modern states and complex organizations, especially in non-democratic contexts, exploit professional ideas for policy and governance update, and how professional communities survive organizational or normative lustration. In general, I follow the political economy and peacemaking within the authoritarian regimes of post-Soviet Eurasia and East Asia.
Prior to joining Brown University, I earned my BA in sociology from Renmin University of China, and an MSc in Political Science at King’s College London and European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. I was also a visiting fellow at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.