• Research interests: Information and Communication Technologies, Internet and platform governance, social media, digital rights, Chinese politics, Canada-China relations, Asian diaspora communities and identity politics. 

  • Geographical focus: Asia Pacific with a particular interest in China

  • Academic background: Communications & political science trained

  • Research methods and tools: qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis (STATA, SPSS), social media research (NodeXL, Gephi, ForSight)

Book Chapter

"From Within: Improving Canadians' Attitudes Towards China" (Co-authored with Karl Yan), Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations, 2015, 103-110.



Policy Briefs

2015 Asia Pacific Policy Project


- initiated ty the Institute of Asian Research & the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia

- focuses on continuing efforts, begun in 2014, to consider the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative application in Mongolia