2016 M.A. University of Pennsylvania East Asian Languages & Civilizations
2010 B.A. University of California, Berkeley Chinese Language/Astrophysics
My current research addresses the boundary zone between intensive agriculture in the south and extensive pastoralism in the north in the region stretching between the modern day cities of Beijing and Chifeng with particular focus on the period starting at the end of the Tang stretching up to the Mongol conquest (roughly the 9th-14th centuries). Other interests include Kitan language, script, and culture; Song-Liao interactions and envoy missions; and imperial touring.
Introduction to Chinese Civilization (TA, Fall 2016)
Introduction to Chinese Civilization (TA, Fall 2017)
Introduction to Korean Civilization (TA, Fall 2017)
Japan: Age of the Samurai (TA, Spring 2018)