I am an Instructor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, where I earned my Ph.D. in 2017. During the 2015-2016 Academic Year I was a Fulbright IIE Grantee in China, conducting field research in Beijing, Jinan, Yinchuan and Xining.

My studies focus on Chinese politics, and nationalism and ethnic politics. My dissertation project explores how the ethnic boundaries of ethnic Hui identity are impacted and influenced by modernization and urban renewal projects in China’s cities.