I study how political communication and elite strategy shape public opinion. In one research agenda, I unpack how autocrats use propaganda to manipulate mass beliefs, with implications for authoritarian resilience and domestic conflict. In another agenda, I examine how great power competition between China and the United States constrains individual preferences for international cooperation and under what conditions such constraints can be tamped down, shedding light on the interplay between domestic politics and international relations through the lens of public opinion. Because measuring public opinion is crucial to my research, I have a complementary agenda that seeks to improve the measurement of policy preferences, political ideology, and mass understandings of contested concepts (e.g., democracy, patriotism) through theoretically grounded survey instruments.


Working Papers

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Work in Progress

Null Results Report