Editorial Board


Emily Walz, Editor-in-Chief
Emily is a writer, editor, and policy researcher specializing in U.S.-China affairs, soft power, and the intersection of politics and art. She holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Carleton College and the University of Minnesota. You can connect with her on Twitter @emilywalz.

Cynthia Kao, Editor
Cynthia currently works in business development for an international development company. Her focus is on development topics in East Asia and she has written and edited policy- and project-related content for a variety of organizations. Her work has been published in online outlets such as The Diplomat, Huffington Post, Charged Affairs, and Dialogic, a civic engagement magazine. Cynthia holds a Master’s degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Ronmel Navas, Editor
Ronmel is currently writing a book on democracy and education. His specializations are in literature and Western cultural history. He is invested in historicizing the politics and aesthetics of representation under late modernity. You can connect with him on Twitter @ronmelnavas.

Anup Rao, Editor
Anup currently works as a policy staffer in the U.S. government. He holds an M.A. in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University, and a B.S. in neuroscience from UCLA. He specializes in Southeast Asian and East Asian international politics and has worked in intelligence, defense, and homeland security. You can connect with him on Twitter @AnupNRao.