Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University

Handi Li is currently a postdoctoral research associate through the Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program (PPPP), 2022-24. 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.

She graduated from Emory University with a PhD in political science.