Personal Statement:

My research examines the intersection of the body, migration, discourse, and institution. From a trans-Pacific perspective, my dissertation centers the roles of visuality and the racialized body to understand U.S. inclusion and exclusion in the enforcement of Chinese Exclusion Laws in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dissertation Title:

“Golden Lilies” Across the Pacific: Bodies and Paradoxes of U.S. Inclusion in Enforcing the Chinese Exclusion Laws