I'm from a rural town in Oregon (Amity) and grew up on a wine grape vineyard, spending the summers working in the fields.
I went to Stanford for my undergraduate degree and first masters degree. I spent a year working in China at the American Chamber of Commerce before starting my graduate studies.
I finished my PhD at Oxford in Politics in 2015, spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Louisville Center for Asian Democracy before starting my current job at Duke Kunshan University.
In my free time I like to run, listen to podcasts, watch Trail Blazer basketball, and dream of the day I can open a brewhouse.
Including issues of authoritarian legitimation, strategies of development, and fiscal politics
2007 - 2015
University of Oxford
DPhil - Politics
MPhil - Politics
Politics on the Internet
How the internet shapes politics, creates identities, and influences development in China and beyond
Citizen ideology in autocratic regimes
Data in the Developing World
How to overcome the limits of poor data in developing nations
2003 - 2006
MA - East Asian Studies
1998 - 2002
BA - History