About me

Welcome to my page!

I am a Ph.D. student at the Deparment of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). I am the manager of the Political Data Science Lab and a graduate researcher at the Data-driven Analysis Peace Project (DAPP) lab at WashU.

I am interested in authoritarian politics with a regional focus on China, public opinion, territorial disputes, as well as text analysis. Specifically, my current research tracks the evolution of propaganda in authoritarian regimes and examines how such propaganda can potentially shape political attitudes and behaviors. I apply and advance models in text analysis to decompose propaganda. Another set of my research focuses on how the development of state capacity affects public opinion.

I enrolled in a Double Degree Program initiated and fully funded by the Bai Xian Asia Insitute BXAI, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Global China Studies (GCS) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Bachelor of Art in Economics from Waseda University in 2020.

Please feel free to reach me at weiye.deng@wustl.edu.