Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University

Handi Li is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. Her research focuses on information politics and state-society relationships in autocracies, with regional expertise in China. Li's dissertation investigates why an authoritarian country develops transparency initiatives and how they shape citizens’ interaction with legal institutions and social contention.

Upon graduation, she will be a non-resident postdoctoral research associate through the Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (PPPP), 2022-24.