PhD in History, University of California, Santa Cruz
Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITION

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin, University of Freiburg, August 2016-present
Post-doc researcher and database manager for The Maoist Legacy Project

EDUCATION

Ph.D History, University of California Santa Cruz, December 2014
        Dissertation: "The Politics of Socialist Athletics in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1966"
        Advisors: Gail Hershatter, Emily Honig, Alan Christy
        Secondary fields: Teaching World History; Politics

M.A. History, University of California Santa Cruz, June 2009
        Master's paper: "Elite Competitive Sport in the People's Republic of China 1958-1966:
        The Games of the New Emerging Forces"

B.S. Information Technology, with honors magna cum laude, Virginia Tech, May 2002
        Concentration: Computer-Based Decision Support Systems
        Minors: Global Business; History.


AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

International Institute for Asian Studies, Affiliated Fellow, September 2015-June 2016
UC Santa Cruz, Institute for Humanities Research Summer Dissertation Fellowship, 2013
UC Santa Cruz, Institute for Humanities Research Travel Grant, 2012
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2010-2011
University of California Pacific Rim Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2011 (declined)
UC Santa Cruz, History Department Travel Grant, 2010
University of California Pacific Rim mini-grant, 2008-2009
UC Santa Cruz, Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, 2008
UC Santa Cruz, History Department Pre-dissertation Summer Fellowship, 2008
UC Santa Cruz, Institute for Humanities Research Travel Grant, 2008
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 2002
Eugene V. Fife International Business Scholarship, 2001

Digital Humanities
HASTAC Scholar, 2009-2010
National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, 2009
        Technical coordinator for the project: Eternal Flames: Living Memories of the Pacific War
Web Developer, Programmer, and Research Assistant for the project: World History Matters,
        awarded the James Harvey Robinson Prize by the American Historical Association for
        "outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history," presented January 2007


PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

"Giving 'prominence to politics': African sportsmen visit China in the early Cultural Revolution." (edited volume, forthcoming)

"Friendship is solidarity: The Chinese ping pong team visits Africa in 1962." (edited volume, forthcoming)

"Friendship and fraternal ties: Learning from the Soviet Union and building the People's Republic of China through sport in the early 1950s." Cold War International History Project (conference volume, forthcoming)

"A Champion for Socialist China." Afro-Asian Visions, June 7, 2016

" 'China, why not?': Serious leisure and transmigrant runners' stories from Beijing." Co-authored with Noora Ronkainen, Marlen Harrison, and Tatiana Ryba. Leisure Studies, February 2016

"From Soviet kin to Afro-Asian leader: The People's Republic of China and international sport in the early 1960s." Comparativ, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2013

"Elite competitive sport in the People's Republic of China 1958-1966: The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO)." Journal of Sport History, Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2013

Book review, "Doing fieldwork in China...with Kids! by Candice Cornet and Tami Blumenfield (eds)." New Asia Books, November 2016

Book review, "Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making During China's National Crisis, 1931-1945 by Gao Yunxiang." Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review, December 2014

Review, "China After the Sino-Soviet Split: Maoist Politics, Global Narratives, and the Imagination of the World by Zachary Scarlett." Dissertation Reviews, November 2014

"Fresh from the Archives: The Foreign Ministry Archives of the People's Republic of China." Dissertation Reviews, February 2012

"In Search of Old Chinese Films." The China Beat, March 2011

"Interview: Eric Gordon on Participatory Chinatown." HASTAC, March 2010


PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

"Promoting 'Friendly' Solidarities under Mao: China-Africa Sports Visits in the 1960s." "Imagining Solidarity? China-Africa Encounters in the Aftermath of Decolonization to the Present" (panel organizer), "Afrasian Transformations: Beyond Grand Narratives?" conference, Goethe University Frankfurt, September 2016

"No longer 'sick': Visualizing victorious athletic bodies under Mao." "Visualities-Sports, Bodies, and Visual Sources" conference, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Cologne, June 2016

"Develop sport, strengthen the peoples' physiques": Sports and politics under Mao." Guest lecture, Universiteit Leiden, May 2016

"Develop sport, strengthen the peoples' physiques": Tiyu and the body in Maoist China." Guest lecture, Freie Universität, January 2016

"From Friendly Solidarity to Mao Zedong Thought: Sino-African Sports Delegation Visits, 1962-1966." International Institute for Asian Studies Lunch Lecture, November 2015

" 'Friendly Competition': Promoting Chinese socialism to Africans through sport, 1962-1972." "Espaces de la culture chinoise en Afrique: diffusion, agencements, interactions," conference sponsored by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, held at INALCO, Paris, September 2015

" 'Study the advanced experience of the Soviet Union': The Politics of Socialist Athletics in the early PRC." "Spanning and Spinning the Globe," inaugural conference in the Woodrow Wilson Center Cold War International History Project's "The Global History of Sport in the Cold War" in Moscow, May 2015 (invited) (publication forthcoming)

" 'Study the advanced experience of the Soviet Union': Sports Exchanges and the 'Ready for Labor and Defense' System in the early PRC." "Knowledge, Power and Prestige: Education in Modern and Contemporary China" workshop, Freie Universität in partnership with Peking University and St. Petersburg State University, October 2014 (invited)

"Charting the Digital in Asian Studies: Promises, Realities, and the Future of Teaching and Research." Co-organizer and participant of roundtable, the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 2014

"The Politics of Socialist Athletics in the People's Republic of China: Archival sources." "Reading the Revolution: Locating and Interpreting Sources on 1950s-60s China" workshop, University of Chicago, September 2012 (invited)

"'Scientific' tiyu in the early PRC." European Association of Chinese Studies conference, Paris, September 2012

"From Soviet Kin to Afro-Asian Leader: The PRC and International Sport 1949-1966." "Identity and the Nation in 20th Century Asia" workshop, Jacobs University, Bremen, July 2012

"Gender, Women, and Sport in China." Guest lecture, UC San Diego, March 2012

"Women and Sport in Twentieth Century China." Presented at the International Women's Day Varieté, Beijing, March 2011

"Competitive Socialist Athletes in the People's Republic of China 1955-1965." International Conference on Sport and Society, Vancouver, BC, March 2010

"Elite Competitive Sport in the People's Republic of China 1958-1966: The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO)." All-California modern Chinese history annual graduate student conference, UC San Diego, May 2009

"The People's Republic of China in Olympic Sports 1958-1966: The Games of the New Emerging Forces." European Association of Chinese Studies XVIIth bi-annual conference, "China Centre Stage", August 8, 2008

"Strengthen the body, strengthen the nation: Modern sports, physical culture, and nation-building in Republican China." Guest lecture: History 140B: Revolutionary China, UC Santa Cruz, February 2007

"Digital Audio and Video: Best practices for capturing, digitizing, archiving and streaming audio and video." Digital History Workshop, Center for History and New Media, October 2005

"Digital Video: Best Practices." Digital History Workshop, Center for History and New Media, June 2005


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Editorial Assistant for Teachinghistory.org, March-September 2012
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
I worked remotely to edit and write new content for teachinghistory.org, a website funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides K-12 teachers with a clearinghouse of resources related to historical thinking and best practices for teaching U.S. history.

Graduate Student Researcher, July 2009-June 2010
Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz
I served as technical coordinator for Eternal Flames: Living Memories of the Pacific War, a project associated with the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories, UC Santa Cruz. The project received a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-up grant based on a proposal I helped write. I also programmed and managed an online funding opportunities database in PHP/MySQL for faculty and students in the humanities.

Webmaster, Web and Multimedia Developer, January 2003-May 2006
Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
I managed all technical aspects for the educational website World History Matters, including editing the audio and video and creating web-based modules, as well as programming and database development for the site in PHP/MySQL. This included extensive use of web media tools, such as Flash, Photoshop, QuickTime, Final Cut Pro and Peak Audio. I also interviewed historians, conducted project research, and assisted in content development. In 2007 the site was awarded the James Harvey Robinson Prize by the American Historical Association for "outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history." During my last year, I served as Webmaster, in which I managed an Apache server and a computer lab (both PCs and Macs) and made purchasing decisions for computer hardware and software. Throughout my time at CHNM, I assisted in numerous teacher training workshops funded by Teaching American History grants, trained new research assistants, and helped write grant proposals, including GULAG: Many Days, Many Lives, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, History Department, UC Santa Cruz
World War II Memories in the U.S. and Japan, Profs. Alan Christy and Alice Yang, Spring 2009
Europe 1000-1500, Prof. Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, Winter 2009
Early Modern East Asia, Profs. Alan Christy and Minghui Hu, Fall 2008
World History 1500-present, Lecturer Katie Simonton, Spring 2007
Revolutionary China, Prof. Gail Hershatter, Winter 2007
The Making of Modern East Asia, Prof. Alan Christy, Fall 2006

As a teaching assistant for these classes, I designed and led discussion sections, frequently met one-on-one with both professors and students, guided student writing and class-based projects, and regularly evaluated student work.


ACTIVITES & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

DH East Asia Podcast (Founder and host, 2016-present)
PRC History Resources wiki (Founder and administrator, 2015-present)
H-Sport (Web editor and Conference Report editor, 2011-2013)
Asia-Pacific-Americas Research Cluster, UCSC (Coordinator; Conference Organizer 2008-2009)
Association for Asian Studies
European Association of Chinese Studies
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC)


LANGUAGES & STUDY ABROAD

English (native), French (fluent), Mandarin (advanced), Spanish (intermediate), German (intermediate)

Visiting Senior Student, Beijing Sport University, November 2010-November 2011
Intensive language study, International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), National Taiwan University,
     September 2007-June 2008 (partial scholarship)
Language study, Beijing Language and Culture University, July-August 2005; Liaoning Normal
     University, July-August 2006
Pamplin College of Business Study Abroad in Japan and China, Virginia Tech, Summer 2001
     I studied applications of global business practices through visits to companies and factories in
     Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou, and wrote a final research paper about Japanese women and
     the so-called "parasite singles" phenomenon.


COMPUTER & NEW MEDIA SKILLS

Programming & Databases: PHP/MySQL (including installation and customization of common tools like phpMyAdmin, WordPress, Omeka, mediawiki, dokuwiki), HTML/CSS, XML/XSL, Flash, ColdFusion, ASP, Java, C, Cobol, VB, Oracle PL/SQL, Access, Filemaker

Software & Media: MS Office, DevonThink, Photoshop, QuickTime, QTVR, Final Cut Pro, and various other audio and video tools

Operating Systems: Mac, Windows, Unix