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Academic Appointments And Affiliations

NYU Shanghai | 上海纽约大学
Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of Political Science | 政治学助理教授 (tenure-track), 2017-present

Harvard University, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Associate in Research, 2016-present

Dartmouth College, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow, 2016-2017

EDUCATION

University of Chicago 
Ph.D., Political Science, 2016.
     Major fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Methodology
     Dissertation: Networks and Loyalties: The Social Roots of Military Disobedience in the Sino-French War

University of Chicago
M.A., Political Science, 2010
Thesis: Trends in Violence During War: A Comparison and Examination of Battle-Level Data

Yale University
B.S., Physics and Political Science, Distinction in Political Science, 2006

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

"Correspondence: Looking for Asia's Security Dilemma," International Security, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Fall 2015), 181-204. 

“Review: A Nuclear Winter’s Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s – By Lawrence Badash.” The Review of Policy Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 107-8, January 2011.

SELECTED Other PUBLICATIONS

"Three tips for becoming a better China-watcher," SupChina, 6 November 2017. http://supchina.com/2017/11/06/three-tips-for-becoming-a-better-china-watcher/
"Military Politics under President Tsai Ying-wen," Global Taiwan Brief, vol. 1, no. 9 (November 16, 2016). http://globaltaiwan.org/2016/11/16-gtb-1-9/
"Is China a Credible Partner in Fighting Terror?" ChinaFile Conversation, 19 November 2015. https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/china-credible-partner-fighting-terror
“Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement: Some Analytical Questions.” Duck of Minerva, 7 April 2014. http://www.whiteoliphaunt.com/duckofminerva/2014/04/taiwans-sunflower-movement-some-analytical-questions.html
“Nuclear Proliferation 101.” Washington Post’s PostGlobal, 11 August 2008.
“Securing Pakistan’s Nukes.” Wired Magazine’s Danger Room, 30 November 2007.
“Russian Mineral: A Cure to Radioactive Waste?” Wired Magazine’s Danger Room, 10 September 2007.
 “U.K. Trident Debate Energizes Opposition to Nuclear Weapons.” World Politics Review, 8 March 2007.
“Mr. Plow Eagerly Awaits Nuclear War.” DefenseTech.org, 3 January 2007.
“Nuclear Fuel Supply Proposals Aimed at Weakness in Nonproliferation Regime.” World Politics Review, 21 December 2006.

Work in Progress

"Rogues, Degenerates, and Heroes: Identity and Insubordination in Military Organizations" (with Sarah Parkinson)

"The Duality of Disobedience: How Resistance to Authority Drives Military Innovation, Strategy, and Effectiveness"

"Pursuing Professionalism: Networks and Loyalties in the People's Liberation Army"

"Theories of Wartime Violence: Testing Intrawar Variation Using Battle-Level Data"

"Network Analysis of a Coup Attempt: Spain, 1936" (with Theodore McLauchlin and Alvaro La Parra Perez)

"Rethinking the International Origins of Robust Insurgency" (with Dan Slater)

Additional Training

Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS), Ithaca, July 2016

China and International Relations Graduate Workshop (CHAIR), Philadelphia, November 2015

International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), Taipei, Fall 2012 - Spring 2014
Certificate, Mandarin Chinese

Princeton in Beijing, Beijing, China, Summer 2010
Certificate, Mandarin Chinese

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

2017: International Studies Association Travel Grant, February 21-25, 2017.
2015: China and International Relations Graduate Research Workshop Travel Grant, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania.
2015: Toyota Dissertation Fellowship, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago.
2015: Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (declined).
2015: Political Networks Conference Travel Grant.
2015:  Grodzins Prize Lectureship, University of Chicago. Support to solo teach a course of my design, titled “Military Decision-Making and Change.”
2014:  China-U.S. Young Scholars Dialogue, China Institute for International Studies, Beijing, November 2014. Invited participant.
2013:  David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, (September 2013 - September 2014). Supported dissertation research and language training in Taiwan and China.
2013:  Grodzins Prize Lectureship, University of Chicago (declined).
2012:  Young Scholar Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). Sponsored travel to Taiwan for meetings with officials and academics. 
2012:  Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan). Supported nine months of language training in Taiwan.
2011:  Social Sciences Divisional Travel Grant, University of Chicago (declined).
2011:  Chinese Studies Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant, University of Chicago. (January – March 2012). For pre-dissertation research in Taipei and Beijing.
2010:  FLAS Title VI Fellowship – Chinese (Academic Year). For study of China and Mandarin Chinese (awarded, but federal funds not renewed to university).
2010:  FLAS Title VI Fellowship – Chinese (Summer), Department of Education. Funding for Princeton in Beijing’s Mandarin Chinese immersion program.
2008:  Social Sciences Divisional Fellowship, University of Chicago. Full funding for five years of graduate study.
2004:  Frank J. Patterson Research Fellowship, Yale University Dept. of Political Science. Supported research at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Selected CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

"Military Desertion in China: Messaging, Causes, and Policy Responses," Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium, NYU Shanghai, April 24, 2018.

“Military Disobedience in China: Networks, Loyalties, and Resistance,” Invited Participant, Emerging Scholars in Grand Strategy Workshop, University of Notre Dame, 24-27 May 2017.

“Networks and Loyalties: The Social Roots of Military Disobedience during the Sino-French War,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 24 February 2017.

“Military Desertion in Contemporary China: Motivations, Reporting, and Policy Change,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 23 February 2017.

Co-Chair, “Roundtable: Disobedience, Resistance, and Transgression in Military Organizations” (with Sarah E. Parkinson), International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 21 February 2017.

"Pursuing Professionalism: Networks and Loyalties in the People's Liberation Army," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 4 September 2016.

"The Social Roots of Disobedience: A Theory of Responses to Wartime Orders," Program on International Security Policy (PISP) Workshop, Univeristy of Chicago, 5 April 2016.

"Xu Yanxu's Defiance of the Emperor in the Sino-French War, 1883-1885," International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

"The Social Roots of Disobedience: Commanders' Responses to Orders in War," International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

“Innovation as Disobedience: Xu Yanxu’s Defiance of the Emperor in the Sino-French War, 1883-85,” Social Science History Association (SSHA) Conference, Baltimore, MD, 12 November 2015.

“The Social Roots of Disobedience: Commanders' Responses to Orders during the Sino-French War (1883-1885),” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2015.

“Innovation as Disobedience: Xu Yanxu’s Defiance of the Emperor in the Sino-French War, 1883-85,” Political Networks Conference (PolNet), Portland, OR, 19 June 2015.

“Rogues, Degenerates, and Heroes: Identity and Insubordination in Military Organizations” (with Sarah Parkinson), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 17 April 2015.

“Innovation as Disobedience: Why Commanders Transgress Against Prescribed Approaches in War,” Program on International Security Policy (PISP), University of Chicago, 14 April 2015.

“Innovation as Disobedience: Xu Yanxu’s Defiance of the Emperor in the Sino-French War, 1883-85,” Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security (PIPES), University of Chicago, 2 April 2015.  

“Rogues, Degenerates, and Heroes: Identity and Insubordination in Military Organizations” (with Sarah Parkinson), International Studies Association 56th Annual Convention, February 2015.

“The Security Dilemma in the Asia-Pacific: Insights from International Relations Theory,” U.S.-China Young Scholars Dialogue, Beijing, China, November 2014.

“Beyond Angry Peasants: The Ontology of Identity in Military Organizations,” with Sarah Parkinson, 38th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 2013.

“Social Structure and Military Violence: Decision Making during Colonial Wars in Late Qing China,” Comparative Politics Workshop, University of Chicago, 4 April 2012.

“Social Structure and Military Violence: Decision Making during Colonial Wars in Late Qing China,” Program on International Security Policy Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2012.

“Dangerous Tools: Political Uses of Nuclear Weapons,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2010.

“Dangerous Tools: Political Uses of Nuclear Weapons,” Program on International Security Policy (PISP), University of Chicago, April 2010.

“Political Uses of Nuclear Weapons since 1991,” Nineteenth Summer Symposium on Science and Global Affairs, Oslo, Norway, June 2007. 

TEACHING Experience

University of Chicago, Grodzins Prize Lecturer

Military Decision Making and Change                                        Spring 2015

University of Chicago, Teaching Assistantships 

Robert Pape                Strategy                                                        Spring 2012
John Mearsheimer    American Grand Strategy                         Winter 2011
John Padgett              Organizational Decision Making             Winter 2011
Mario Small                Social Science Inquiry                               Spring 2010
Betsy Sinclair             Social Science Inquiry -- Statistics          Winter 2010

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Discussant, International Relations of East Asia Online Colloquium, November 3-4, 2017.

Student Representative, “Order, Disorder, and Global Conflict” Hiring Initiative, University of Chicago, 2010-11 academic year.

Elected Officer, U. of Chicago Political Science Students’ Association (PSA), 2010-2012.

Manuscript Reviewer: The Chinese Journal of International Politics, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Asian Studies.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Editor/Translator, Abstracts for Jindaishi yanjiu 近代史研究 [Modern Chinese History Studies], Published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Institute of Modern History (中国社会科学院近代史研究所). Summer 2014 – present.

ColumnistForeign Policy Magazine’s Passport, January 2007 – October 2008.

Science Fellow, Center for Defense Information, October 2006 – August 2008.
     Researched emerging technology, military strategy, the conventionalization of nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and markets for fissile materials.

LANGUAGES

Mandarin Chinese                               advanced professional proficiency 

Classical (literary) Chinese                advanced reading proficiency 

French                                                    basic reading proficiency