I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science in the Department of Political Science at The University of Iowa. My research areas are comparative politics and political methodology, focusing in particular on ethnicity and language, and their effects on public opinion, political behavior, political economy, and development. Methodologically, I leverage advanced quantitative methods, especially multilevel modelling and spatial statistics. I also incorporate the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to enhance data acquisition and visualization in my research.
I am completing my Ph.D. dissertation, Native Language, Language Policy, and Political Attitudes, and plan to defend it by May 2024. In my dissertation, I systematically theorize and examine the role of language in shaping individual political attitudes. I expect the dissertation to be accomplished in May 2024 and I am now on the academic job market.
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