Home

yaoyao1-200x300

I am currently a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Asian Studies at Penn State, with two major fields in Comparative Politics and Asian Studies. I graduated from Renmin University of China with a B.A. in International Relations, and Duke University with an M.A. in Security, Peace and Conflict. My research interests include populism in authoritarian regimes, information manipulation (censorship and propaganda), and anti-corruption campaigns. Methodologically, I am interested in experiments, quantitative text analysis and computational science.