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I’m a PhD student at Princeton University’s Politics Department interested in civil-society under authoritarianism. I am a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow with the Princeton Writing Program and a Graduate Fellow with Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion. My dissertation studies religion and politics under authoritarianism, with a focus on China.  I seek to understand how states attempt to pacify and corral potentially restive forces within society, and the extent to which groups within society are able to subvert the state’s aims. My book project examines the Chinese Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the only state sanctioned Protestant organization in China. It examines how the state attempts to use this organization to control religious life and how believers subvert these aims. I earned my BA at Stanford University with a major in International Relations.