Biography

I am a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a transnational gender historian, my research focuses on the intersection of gender, disability, and race vis-à-vis imperialism and nationalism in intra-Asian and trans-Pacific contexts.

My dissertation, “Empire of Trauma: Gender and Disability in Trans-Pacific Remembering of Japanese Military Sexual Violence,” investigates how historical memory and narratives of Japanese military sexual violence have emerged and metamorphosed across the Pacific since 1991, as well as how the transnational redress movement regarding Japanese military sexual violence has revolutionarily changed the public’s understanding of gender-based violence.

Education

M.A., History, University of Wisconsin – Madison
B.A., History, East China Normal University

Field

  • 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

  • “Empire of Trauma: Gender and Disability in Trans-Pacific Remembering of Japanese Military Sexual Violence”

Select Publications:

  • Review of Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress, Journal of Asian Studies 78.4 (2019): 1001–1003.

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