Yue Qiu

Email: qiu86@wisc.edu

Advisor: Mou Banerjee

Yue Qiu headshot


I am a first-year history Ph.D. student at UW-Madison under the supervision of Professor Mou Banerjee and Professor Viren Murthy. For my doctoral studies, I aspire to study the social and intellectual history of left-wing exchanges across India, the U.S., and China during the late-colonial and post-colonial eras. Before joining UW-Madison, I took a gap year with the American Institute of Indian Studies, studying Bangla.

In addition to the Sino-Indian exchanges, I have a keen interest in Caribbean and American histories and developed interests in thematic areas of internationalism and decolonization. My undergraduate thesis explores nineteenth-century American abolitionist writings on India, while another research project during my undergraduate studies interrogates the twentieth-century Chinese Marxist writings on the Haitian revolution. I am currently further exploring the ramifications of Sino-Caribbean ties during the era of neo-liberalism and the gradual dismantling of neo-liberalism.


B.A. in World History: Duke Kunshan University, 2022


  • South Asian History

Selected Publications