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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Michael Tsin

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B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013 (History, Psychology)
M.A. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2016 (History)

Research Interests

My research interests include nationalism, identity formation, and social movement in 20th century Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Okinawa, and China. I am also interested in themes such as pan-Asianism, (anti-)colonialism, popular culture, and global connections. My dissertation explores the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea since the 1970s.

Courses Offered

Hist/Asia 134: Modern East Asia (Instructor)
Hist/Asia 288: Japan in the 20th Century (Instructor)
Hist/Asia 133: Introduction to Chinese History, TA
Hist 140: The World since 1945, TA
Hist 206: War, Diplomacy, and Statecraft, 1815-1945, TA
Hist 220: The Olympic Games: A Global History, TA
Hist 285: 20th Century China, TA
Hist 585: Race, Basketball, and the American Dream, TA