Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. In September 2021, I will join the School of Global and Area Studies at Oxford University. I study and teach comparative politics, political economy, and environmental politics.

My research explores issues in developmental politics and environmental governance, with a focus on China. I examine politicians’ strategies for implementing environmental policies in contexts where both rule of law and civil society are weak. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. My work has been published in Comparative Politics, Governance, and World Development. My book, Clean Air at What Cost?  is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. from McGill University, and a B.A. from the University of Cambridge. From 2017-2018, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China.

Prior to beginning my Ph.D. at Berkeley, I worked with the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan and with environmental NGOs in Beijing. I was born and raised in Hong Kong.