My research lies at the intersection of International Relations and Race and Ethnic Politics. In my dissertation, I examine anti-Asian racism and the racial politics of U.S.-China relations, with a focus on cross-national public opinion. I use statistical analyses of public opinion surveys, experiments, and text analyses. I also have research projects examining race and racism in International Relations and Asian American politics. My work has been published in Annual Review of Political Science and Political Science Quarterly.
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 International Relations, U.S.-China Relations, Asian American Politics, and Survey and Experimental Methods.
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.
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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