I am an assistant professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. I completed my Ph.D. in modern Chinese history at Stanford University in 2016, and I received my B.A. in History and Asian Studies from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. I'm originally from Lakewood, Colorado.
At the core of my research interests lies the interplay between identity-building, state-society relations, and the construction of knowledge. My research has examined these themes in the history of modern China—from gender relations, to language policy, and food.
I also love to teach. My teaching interests are wide-ranging, from ancient to modern, from local to global, but I primarily enjoy using teaching to explore with students how the study of history informs our present— together drawing upon a complex past so as to envision a malleable future.