Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair
J.R. Howard Hall
2017-present Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.
2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of Asian Studies, Lewis & Clark College.
2016 Interim Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.
2012-2016 Director, East Asian Studies, Lewis & Clark College.
2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of East Asian Studies, Lewis & Clark College.
2004-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.
2000-2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.
Forthcoming China in the World: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization. University of Hawai’i Press.
Articles and Chapters
2017. The Biopolitics of Gratitude and Equivalence: Debt, Exchange, and Disaster Politics. Verge: Studies in Global Asia. 3(1):162-188.
2017. Back to the Future: The Politics of Culture at the Shanghai Expo. International Journal of Cultural Studies 20(1): 48-64.
2015. “We’re Not THAT Kind of Developing Country”: Environmental Awareness in Contemporary China. In Sustainability as Myth and Practice, Gary McConogh, Melissa Checker, and Cindy Isenhour, eds. Pp. 29-53. Cambridge University Press.
2014. Appropriating Iconicity: Why Tank Man Still Matters. Visual Anthropology Review 30(2): 114-126.
2014. Ambiguous States: Confucius Institutes and Chinese Soft Power in the American Classroom. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 37(2): 329-349.
2014. Authenticating the Nation: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power. In Confucius Institutes and the Globalization of China’s Soft Power, R.S. Zaharna, Jennifer Hubbert and Falk Hartig. Pp. 33-46. Figueroa Press. (Reprinted in Rising Soft Power: China. USC Center on Public Diplomacy, 2016.)
2014. The Darfur Olympics: Global Citizenship and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. positions: east asia culture critique 22(1): 203-236.
2013. Of Menace and Mimicry: The 2008 Beijing Olympics. Modern China 39(4): 408-437.
2010. Spectacular Productions: Community and Commodity in the Beijing Olympics. City & Society 22(1): 119-142.
2009. Reclaiming Authority: The Politics of Lost Privilege in Contemporary China. In China in an Era of Transition: Understanding State and Society Actors. Reza Hasmath and Jennifer Hsu, eds. Pp. 5-23. Palgrave Macmillan.
2007. Serving the Past on a Platter: Consuming the Cultural Revolution in Contemporary China. In The Restaurants Book: Ethnographies of Where We Eat. David Sutton and David Beriss, eds. Pp. 79-96. Berg Press.
2006. (Re)Collecting Mao: Memory and Fetish in Contemporary China. American Ethnologist 33(2): 145-161.
2005. Revolution Is a Dinner Party: Cultural Revolution Restaurants in Contemporary China. The China Review 5(2): 123-148.
2003. Signs of the Modern: Intellectual Authority, Pain and Pleasure in Reform China. In Trans-Pacific Relations: America, Europe, and Asia in the Twentieth Century. Richard Jensen, Jon Davidann, and Yoneyuki Sugita, eds. Pp. 269-291. Praeger Publishers.
Ph.D. 1999, M.A. 1994 Cornell University, M.A. 1987, B.A. 1986 Stanford University