I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. I specialize in the fields of comparative politics and public policy. My dissertation project seeks to clarify the populist threat to democracies through a comparative perspective of political parties and policy processes. My research is supported by the Japan Foundation and the Tan Kah Kee Foundation.
I graduated with an M.A. in Regional Studies: East Asia from Columbia University and a B.A. (Hons) in Japanese Studies and Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Born and raised in Singapore. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
Institutional Racism in International Relations (with Phillip Y. Lipscy)
Works in Progress
Clarifying the Threat of Populism: Place and Party Organizational Strength
Parties and populism: Investigating the effects of populism in power on policy dynamics and democratic institutions
2019. “Supporting Variability in Women’s Lifestyles: A Study of Single-Motherhood Transition in South Korea and Japan.” Journal of Asian Public Policy 12(2): 125-143. (with Jennifer So) [peer-reviewed article]
|Democracy in the Social Media Age (Ronald Deibert)||Winter 2021|
|Democracy in Theory and Practice (Justin N. Bumgardner)||Fall 2022|
|Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning I (Kenichi Ariga)||Fall 2021|
|Japanese Politics (Phillip Y. Lipscy)||Winter 2023|
|Political Analysis I (Renan Levine)||Fall 2023|
|Undergraduate Methods (Geoff Dancy; Randy Besco)||Fall 2023|
|Writing Development Initiative||Summer 2021|