Ruoyu Li is the Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs. Her research brings together critical international relations, Pacific and indigenous studies, and STS to interrogate nuclear violence. Her dissertation argues that nuclear testing is a form of nuclear use, focusing on how U.S. nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean (1946-1962) instantiated military imperialism and triggered indigenous antinuclear and de-colonial movements. Li has published work in Security Studies, International Politics, and E-International Relations. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in political science at Johns Hopkins University.