Research Assistant for 2017-2018 (Office hours by appointment)
I’m interested in historical interactions between “ethnic Chinese” and other neighboring groups and polities, especially the use of religion in creating an identity and ideology for multi-ethnic states in early imperial China.
Independent Work (Princeton):
Senior Thesis: Identity and Ideology: Religion and Ethnicity in State Formation during the Northern Dynasties
Junior Paper #1: Ideals of Buddhist Kingship: A Comparative Analysis of Emperors Aśoka and Wen of Sui
Junior Paper #2: The Monarch as Mañjuśrī: Tibetan Buddhism in the Formation of Qing Governing Ideology
- World History
- U.S. History
Fall 2016: HIST 2C (Marcuse) – World History
Winter 2016: HIST 17B (Jacobson) – U.S. History
Spring 2017: HIST 17C (Yaqub) – U.S. History
Advisor: Professor Anthony Barbieri-Low
Professor Luke Roberts, Professor Elizabeth Digeser, and Professor Dominic Steavu-Balint.