About me

I am a researcher specializing in the study of contemporary authoritarianism. I received my PhD from Linnaeus University in Sweden in 2014 with the dissertation Authoritarian collaboration: Unexpected effects of open government initiatives in China. The dissertation builds on field experiments conducted in China and explores how citizens participate in authoritarian governance online. I teach courses in comparative politics, international politics, political theory and experimental methods. I live in the Netherlands where I am associated with research projects at Amsterdam University and Leiden University. I am currently a visiting scholar at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.