I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Princeton University, with additional certificates in the History of Science & Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Novel practices of participatory and inclusionary design—calling for the involvement of elderly, rural, and Indigenous communities in the making of new technologies—are proliferating in Taiwan. While these seemingly virtuous policies promise to rectify Indigenous medical and agricultural inequalities, the scope of Indigenous dispossession in Taiwan far exceeds the solutions proposed by "design thinking." Through ethnographic and historical approaches, I engage with local efforts to imagine and steward futures beyond participation.

My research—across Taiwan and China—has been supported by organizations like the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative, the Association for Asian Studies/Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and the American Ethnological Society. I am the recipient of Princeton's annual Graduate Teaching Award, and for 2023-2024 I am also a Visiting Researcher at Academia Sinica's Institute of Ethnology.

Aside from my research and writing, I'm also an editor: I am the co-editor of the Society for East Asian Anthropology's section of Anthropology News. In addition I currently contribute editorial work for the journal American Anthropologist's Public Anthropologies section and for the American Ethnological Society. 

Prior to graduate school, I earned my BA in Anthropology from Columbia University, for which I completed an ethnographic project in Shanghai.