I am an Assistant Professor of International Development at Peking University’s School of International Studies. My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of development, political economy, and international relations.

My research focuses on understanding the role of the state in development, and addresses the question of how China’s development finance affects global governance. I also study the role of public financial agencies in facilitating development assistance, export finance, and industrialization.

Prior to joining Peking University, I was a SSRC/JSPS-funded Visiting Scholar at Japan’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2017), a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center, Boston University (2018), and was offered Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University (2019-2020).

I hold a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and dual bachelor’s degrees from Peking University and Waseda University.