Yu-Li Wang

TA: History 221 with Professor Enstad


Advisors: Cindy I-Fen Cheng and Charles Kim
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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Yu-Li Wang


I am interested in addressing assemblages of race, gender, sexuality, class, nationalism, and memory in a broad range of topics that involve transnational and transracial articulations of power and differences. In addition to examining how the U.S. has deployed Asian subjects through forms of what Shigemitsu and Camacho have called “militarization,” I also propose to pay close attention to Asian and Asian American women’s lived experiences and their stories under the postwar structure and Cold War culture in different temporal and spatial settings and in current days.

For my MA thesis, I am working on transnational Taiwanese history through Taiwanese/American cultural productions as a form of long-distance nationalism. Looking at Taiwanese/American representations specifically regarding the 1947 2/28 Incident in Taiwan, I seek to suggest new directions to the imagining of a transnational Taiwanese subject; to bridge intellectual conversations about American studies, Asian American studies, and East Asian studies; and to publicize Taiwan in North-American-based knowledge production.

Love and support from across cohorts, professors, the History Department, students, the school, and communities off campus have made everything challenging a wonderfully rewarding experience, and I see Madison as a place where my brain grows and my heart finds peace and joy. When I am not reading or writing, I am most likely puppeteering with a group of good friends, two big doggies plus a cat!


B.A., National Taiwan University (Foreign Languages and Literatures, 2010-2015)


  • Individual Plan of Study; United States History


  • Guest Coach Program, the Office of Academic Services in coordination with the UW Women’s Basketball, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
  • Graduate School Fellowship ($20,304 for 9 months), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016-17
  • Wisconsin-Madison, 2016-17Academic Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 102 – “The History of the United States Since the Civil War” (Fall 2017
  • History/AAS 160 “Asian American History: Movement and Dislocation” (Spring 2018)