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Research Associate at York Centre for Asian Research, McMaster University

I have expertise in politics, political economy, civil-military relations, and media analysis. My works have been published in peer-review journals including Information, Communication & Society, Armed Forces & Society, and Journal of World-Systems Research. I have received grants from the US National Science Foundation, the American Sociological Association, the International Communication Association, and the State University of New York at Albany. I am also a Research Associate in the York Centre for Asian Research at York University, Canada.


  • 2022–present
    Instructor, McMaster University
  • 2020–present
    Research associate, York Centre of Asian Research, York University
  • –present
    PhD researcher, University at Albany, State University of New York


  • 2021 
    State University of New York at Albany, Sociology


  • 2021
    Understanding the Landscape and Propagation of Misinformation of COVID-19 and its Correction on Sina Weibo, Global Health Promotion
  • 2021
    Disciplining the Party: From Rectification Campaigns to Intra-Party Educational Activities, China: An International Journal
  • 2021
    "Why Should Facebook (not) Ban Trump?": Connecting Divides in Reasoning and Morality in Public Deliberation, Information, Communication & Society
  • 2020
    The ‘bad women drivers’ myth: The overrepresentation of female drivers and gender bias in China’s media, Information, Communication & Society
  • 2020
    Politicalization or Professionalism? A Case Study of the Military’s Discourse in China, Armed Forces & Society
  • 2019
    The Political-Military Foundations of China’s Global Ascendency, Journal of World-Systems Research
  • 2017
    Intrastate Dynamics in the Context of Hegemonic Decline: A Case Study of China's Arms Transfer Regime, Journal of World-Systems Research

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Insight Development Grants
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada
  • 2020
    Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation, USA

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association