John Tobin

Position title: TA: History 308 with Lecturer Tyler Lehrer

Email: jptobin@wisc.edu

Address:
Advisor: Joe Dennis
Office: 4274 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 5059 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: Office hours by appointment

John Tobin

Biography

I study Chinese and Tibetan history, with my research focusing on state building and modernization attempts in Tibet during the reign of the 13th Dalai Lama in the early 20th century.

I previously specialized in Yuan (1271-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) history, especially focusing on ethnicity, empire, and settler colonialism.

Education

M.A., History, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2020; B.A., History, Philosophy, Marquette University, 2016

Field

  • East Asian History

MA Title

  • “Shidafu Culture and Settler Colonialism in the Mu Shi Zongpu “

Selected Awards

  • National Bureau of Asian Research Chinese Language Fellow, 2021-2022
  • Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Recipient, 2021
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow – Tibetan Language, Summer 2021
  • Critical Language Scholarship – Mandarin, Summer 2021 (declined)
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow – Tibetan Language, 2020-2021
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow – Tibetan Language, 2019-2020

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 103: Survey of Chinese History – Prehistory to 1989