PhD Candidate in Political Science
University of California, San Diego
Jiannan is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He studies public opinion and political behavior, with a focus on China. His dissertation examines perceptions of economic inequality and political discontent in China.
MA in Political Science, 2019
UC San Diego
MA in Chinese Studies, 2017
University of Michigan
BA in Political Science, 2015
University of Toronto
How State Media Frames Economic Inequality and Its Impact on Public Opinion. Working paper.
Active but Apolitical: How Return Migration Shapes Political Efficacy and Participation. Working paper with Yuequan Guo.
Data Analytics for the Social Sciences (Winter 2022, UCSD)
-An introductory undergraduate course on research design and data analytics using Excel, Stata, and R.
Making Policy with Data (Summer 2021, UCSD)
-An upper-level undergraduate course on developing research designs to make informed policy decisions with data.
I am deeply interest in games user research. I feel excited about utilizing my skills in research design and data analysis to improve players' gaming experience.
I have conducted heuristic evaluations, usability reviews, and interviews on a variety of games, including Elden Ring, Days Gone, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, From Space, and Puzzle Breaker.
My favorite games are: Dota 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part I.
Freelance UX Researcher - PlaytestCloud
December 2022 - Present
UX Coordinator - Ontario Tech University & Ubisoft Toronto
July - November 2022