I am a researcher of international relations, interested in the domestic sources of the international conflict, as well as the psychology of political conflict, particularly, how psychological motivation shape actor preferences in political conflict. I also study the application of experimental methods in political science, especially experiment designs based on formal model and designs that explore causal mechanisms. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Political Science Department.

Previously, I was an analyst at the Program on Political Violence, Chicago Project on Security and Threat, the University of Chicago. I was a research intern at the International Crisis Group (ICG), the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), an ANIP researcher at the Sea Power Center – Royal Australian Navy, and a guest correspondent of China Radio International. In addition, I have been a contributor to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) Strategist, The National Interest Website, and Shanghai-based