Gina Anne Tam, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor , History
Originally from Lakewood, Colorado, I completed my Ph.D. in modern Chinese history at Stanford University in 2016, and I received my B.A. in History and Asian Studies from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. At the core of my research interests lies the interplay between identity-building, state-society relations, and the construction of knowledge. My research has examined these themes in the history of modern China—from gender relations, to language policy, and food.
I also love to teach. My teaching interests are wide-ranging, from ancient to modern, from local to global, but I primarily enjoy using teaching to explore with students how the study of history informs our present— together drawing upon a complex past so as to envision a malleable future.