I teach a first-year practicing history module on ‘Tiananmen 1989: Origins, Movement, and Memory.’ I convene and lecture on the first-year module ‘The Making of the Contemporary World, 1800-Present.’ For the second-year I teach a second-year option on ‘China Since 1800’ and lead a year-long second-year group research on ‘God’s Chinese Son: The Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864’ for which students conduct primary source research. Additionally, I co-lecture and teach seminars on the ‘History in Theory and Practice’ module, bringing an emphasis on theoretical, global, and comparative perspectives. For the third year I supervise dissertations on a range of topics relating to modern China, particularly in a global context. I contribute seminars to the Global History MA.
My research and teaching interests are in environmental history, cities, science and technology, frontier and transnational history, historiography, cultural studies, and gender. I have research experience in archives in China, Taiwan, USA, Germany, Britain, and France. My work has been supported by Fulbright-IIE, DAAD, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, the Taiwan Fellowship MOFA, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and the Fairbank Center.