Welcome! I am an Inequality in America Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 2022. My dissertation, Anti-Asian Racism and the Racial Politics of U.S.-China Great Power Rivalry, has been recognized by the American Political Science Association’s Merze Tate best dissertation award in international relations, law, and politics and the UCSD Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal in social sciences.

In my dissertation-based book project, I am developing a general theory of race in international politics that helps understand the global sources of domestic racial order as well as the influence of racial beliefs on great power rivalry. I also have research projects examining race and security dilemmas (with Alastair Iain Johnston), U.S. grand strategy, Korean security, and Asian American politics. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Annual Review of Political Science, Political Science Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Political Science.

My research has been funded by the APSA (previously NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant, Rapoport Dissertation Fellowship, IGCC Herb York Dissertation Fellowship, and multiple grants from the 21st Century China Center.

I am interested in teaching courses on Race in World Politics, Asian Security, Korean Security, and Asian American Politics.

I hold an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in Government and Asian Studies, with distinctions, from Cornell University.

During 2012-2016, I served as an Intelligence Officer at the Republic of Korea Air Force.

You can find my CV here.

The awakening of the yellow races is certain…Shall the awakening of these sleepy millions be in accordance with, and aided by, the great ideals of white civilization, or in spite of them and against them? This is the problem of the Color Line. Force and Fear have hitherto marked the white attitude toward darker races; shall this continue, or be replaced by Freedom and Friendship? 

W.E.B. Du Bois, 1906

Although the world’s a big place, we Chinese crouch in terror,
Fearing to be devoured by demonic men.
Our Celestial Envoy and the Yellow Race
Have become a laughingstock to all nations of the world…

For even if we could pour out all the four seas’ waters,
We will never wash clean our national disgrace…

When, when will the glories of ancient China revive?

Huang Zunxian, 1880