I am an environmental historian of China and the world. In 2020-21 I am the CEAS Postdoctoral Associate in the Environmental Humanities at Yale University. In 2021 I will begin as a Faculty Member in History at Fulbright University Vietnam. My research also wades into the history of science and technology and the history of ethnicity.
I am currently writing the manuscript for a book tentatively titled The Rooted State: Plants and Power on the Chinese Frontier that draws connections between agrarian ideology, environmental practice, and ethnic relations along the Chinese frontier during the early twentieth century. I am beginning research toward a second book on the history of climate science. Both my first and second book projects stem from an interest in the relationship between agrarianism and nationalism in the modern world, particularly as these “-isms” pertain to everyday life.
I love teaching history and interdisciplinary courses in the humanities. I’ve taught surveys on Modern East Asia and Modern China as well as upper-level seminars on The Environmental History of East Asia and Chinese Revolutions. At Fulbright University Vietnam I will teach history courses on China and East Asia, as well as the core course in the Global Humanities.