Projects & Publications


"The Microfoundations of U.S. and Chinese Public Diplomacy," a book-length project focused on the theory of state outreach to foreign publics (in progress)

Selected Academic Projects:

“Teargas and Selfie Cams: Foreign Protests and Media in the Digital Age,” with Ze Fu and Dominika Kruszewska-Eduardo, 2020. 

Conditionally accepted, Journal of Experimental Political Science. [Paper] [Appendix]

“News from Afar: Foreign Media and U.S. Public Opinion,” with Joshua Kertzer, Pablo Barberá, Andrew Guess, Simon Munzert, and JungHwan Yang. Working paper.

“Intervening Variables: Race, Ethnicity, and Preferences for the Use of Force Abroad, ” with Andrew Leber.

 “The Sociology of Diplomacy,” with Tyler Jost and Robert Schub.


“Can Public Diplomacy Survive Increasing U.S.-China Friction?” (2020) Book chapter in Domestic and International (Dis)Order: A Strategic Response. Aspen Strategy Group, p. 63-68.



Monkey Cage Analysis, Washington Post, 2020: The State Department labeled China's Confucius programs a bad influence on U.S. students. What's the story?

Opinion, The Root, 2020: A Clapback to Russian Trolls

Opinion, The Diplomat, 2019: Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change

Opinion, Geopolitical Monitor, 2019: Cambodia and Other Southeast Asian Nations Shouldn't Be Stuck with Western Trash

Opinion, Charged Affairs, 2019: For the Chinese, Trade War Success is a Matter of Pride

Opinion, Geopolitical Monitor, 2019: Huawei's Teachable Moment on Public Diplomacy

Op-Ed, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 2017: Make America Great with More Overseas Travel and Study Opportunities for Young People

Blog, The White House, 2011: Memories that Motivate