About

Contact: dak110(at)ucsd(dot)edu

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

I study International Relations and Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. In my dissertation, I examine the role of anti-Asian racism in contemporary U.S.-China relations with a focus on the racialization of American public opinion on China. I use statistical analyses of public opinion surveys, survey experiments, and text analyses. I also have research projects examining race and racism in International Relations and public opinion in China.

My research has been funded by the 2020-21 APSA (previously NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2019-20 IGCC Herb York Dissertation Fellowship, and multiple grants from the 21st Century China Center.

I am interested in teaching courses on Introduction to International Relations, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Race in International Relations, Asian American Politics, and Perspectives on Race.

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.

You can find my CV here.