I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison pursuing a major field in East Asian History with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. I spent a year conducting research in Tokyo through a grant from the Japan Foundation. Currently, I am working on my dissertation which critically examines how historical memory and narratives of Japanese wartime sexual violence have metamorphosed according to shifting social and political contexts in East Asia and North America from the end of the war through the present.


M.A., History, University of Wisconsin – Madison, May 2015
M.A., History, East China Normal University, May 2013
B.A., History, East China Normal University, May 2010


  • East Asian History
  • Gender and Women’s History

M.A. Title

  • “Alternative Feminist Imaginaries: He-Yin Zhen’s Anarcho-Communist Feminist Visions through Tianyi (1907-1908) “

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Empires of Trauma: Gender, Disability, and Trans-Pacific Remembering of Japanese Wartime Sexual Violence”

Select Publications:

  • Review of Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress, Journal of Asian Studies 78, no. 3 (2019) (forthcoming).

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • Association for Asian Studies

Courses Taught as TA

  • History/East Asian Studies 103 – Introduction to the History of China (Fall 2018)
    Instructor: Shelly Chan
  • GWS 103 – Women & Their Bodies in Health and Disease (online class)(Summer 2017)
    Instructor: Lacey Alexander,
  • GWS 103 – Women & Their Bodies in Health and Disease (Spring 2017)
    Instructor: Lacey Alexander