Ruoyu’s work explores the relationship between nuclear violence and colonialism. She brings together indigenous studies and de/postcolonial theory to make theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of international relations, and nuclear and security studies. Her dissertation examines U.S. nuclear testing in the Pacific and Pacific antinuclear and independence movements through the framework of “experimentation.” Her research has been supported by the Nicole Suveges Fieldwork Fellowship. And her work has been accepted by peer-reviewed journals, including Security Studies and International Politics. Under the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship by KSAS, she designed and will teach a course titled “Decolonizing Nuclear Politics” (Spring 2024).
Research Interests: International Relations, Security Studies, Political Theory, Nuclear Colonialism, Indigenous Antinuclear Movements, Pacific Ocean/Islands