Curriculum Vitae

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2016-Current   Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Archaeology, University of Oxford, and Fellow at St Hugh's College
2014-2015   LMU Research Fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
2013-2014   Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2013     Instructor and Organizer, Field School at Yangguanzhai, China. Director: Ye Wa, Co-Director: Lothar von Falkenhausen.
2012     Teaching Assistant, Field School at Yangguanzhai, China. Director: Ye Wa, Co-Director: Lothar von Falkenhausen.
2012     Teaching Assistant for Art History C261D: Art and Material Culture of China, Neolithic to 210 BC, UCLA. Instructor: Lothar von Falkenhausen.
2009   Teaching Assistant for Anthropology 8: Introduction to Archaeology, UCLA. Instructor: Monica Smith.
2008   Teaching Assistant for Anthropology 8: Introduction to Archaeology, UCLA. Instructor: Richard Lesure.
2005   Teaching Assistant for East Asia in World History, University of Heidelberg. Instructors: Rudolf G. Wagner, Lothar Ledderose, Wolfgang Seifert

EDUCATION

2017

 

Masters of Arts by application, University of Oxford

2013

   

PhD in Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Dissertation Title: Cultural Geography and Interregional Contacts in Prehistoric Liangshan (Southwest China); Doctoral Committee: Lothar von Falkenhausen (chair), Willeke Wendrich, David Schaberg, Min Li

2006

   

Master of Arts in Classical Sinology, East Asian Art and European Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Thesis Title: (Re-)Establishing Texts? – The Question of the ‘Authenticity’ of the Chinese Textual Heritage as seen from Excavated and Received Material on the Guicang; Adviser: Rudolph G. Wagner, Second Corrector: Ulrich Lau

2004

   

Intermediary Exam (Equivalent to BA) in Classical Sinology, East Asian Art, and European Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Heidelberg

RELATED PROGRAMS

2015

 

Course on Chemical Methods of Ceramic Analysis, Center for Ceramic Analysis (Forschungsstelle Keramik), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, February-March 2015

2010 –2011

   

Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Archaeology and Museum Studies, Beijing University, China; Supervisor: Sun Hua

Collection of material for dissertation project, participation in field work

2009 (Summer)

   

Inter-University Program for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan; 6-week intensive course in Advanced Japanese

2008 (Summer)

   

Middlebury College Summer Language Institute, Japanese Language School, 6-week intensive course in Intermediate Japanese

2006 –2007

   

Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Archaeology and Museum Studies, Beijing University, China; Supervisor: Sun Hua

classes in Chinese Archaeology, History, Geography; excavation participation

2001 –2002

   

Exchange Student, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China; Classes in Intermediate and Advanced Chinese, Classes in Chinese Art and Culture

RESEARCH GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

2016-2019

 

NSF Award #1632207 Human Response to High Altitude Environmental Change; PI: Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, Co-PI: Anke Hein

2015

 

ICAS Book Price 2015: Social Science Accolades for Specialist Publication (Dissertation Price)

2015

 

Finalist, Dissertation Price, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Scholarship Foundation)

2014-2016

 

LMU Research Fellowship, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich

2013-2014

 

Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2012-2013

   

Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA

2011-2012

   

Cotsen Institute Archaeology Program Fellowship, UCLA

2010-2011

   

China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award

2009-2012

   

Dissertation Fellowship and Various Travel Grants, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Scholarship Foundation)

2009

   

Herbert and Helen Kawahara Fellowship for Japanese Language Studies, Terasaki Center, UCLA

2008-2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

   

Steinmetz Travel Award, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Supporting Research Trips and Conference Participation in the US, China, and Japan

2008

   

Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace for Japanese Language Studies

2007-2012

   

Cotsen Institute Archaeology Program Fellowship, UCLA

2006-2007

   

Graduate Exchange Fellowship for Studies at Peking University, German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD)

2003-2006

   

Fellowship and Travel Grants, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Scholarship Foundation)

2004

   

Blakemore Foundation Fellowship for Internship at Seattle Asian Art Museum

2001-2002

   

Fellowship for Language Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Granted by the University of Heidelberg

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-Current

 

Treasurer of the Society for East Asian Archaeology

2017

 

Organizer, Double-Panel on "Recent Developments in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology" (together with Alison Carter) and Panel on "Beyond Typology: Current Trends in Ceramic Analysis in China" (with Andrew Womack) at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology Vancouver, 29 March - 2 April, 2017 

2017

 

Organizer of Interdisciplinary Conference on "Culture Contacts in Ancient Worlds: Theories and Case Studies", Oxford, 24-26 March, 2017

2016

 

Organizer, Double-Panel on "New Advances in Understanding the Prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau" (together with Jade d'Alpoim Guedes), and Panel on "Connecting Technology, Economy, and Social Change in Prehistoric China" (together with Gideon Shelach), 7th Worldwide Conference of the Society of East Asian Archaeology, Boston, MA, 8-12 May, 2016

2015-2016

 

Organizer, Lecture Series on "Kulturkontakte in Antiken Welten: Theorien und Fallbeispiele" (Culture Contacts in Ancient Worlds: Theories and Case Studies) at the University of Munich

2014-Current

 

English Language Editor at the Journal Nanfang Minzu Kaogu 南方民族考古

2014-2016

 

Assistant Managing Editor at Dissertation Reviews

2013-2016

 

Field Editor for Asian Archaeology at Dissertation Reviews

2015

 

Organizer, Double-Panel on "Recent Advances in the Settlement and Landscape Archaeology of Southwest China and Southeast Asia," 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA, April 15-19, 2015

2014

   

Organizer, Double-Panel on "Culture Contact and Questions of Identity in China and Central Asia”, 12th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies: Asia as an Idea / Asia as a Consolidating Unity. Haifa, Israel, 25th -26th May 2014

2014

 

Organizer, Double-Panel on “The Formation of an Integrated Culture Sphere in the Early 4th-Millennium BCE: Chinese Civilization Before China”, Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Philadelphia, PA, March 27-30, 2014

2013

   

Organizer, Double-Panel on “Technology in Southwest China and Southeast Asia”, 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 3 – 7, 2013

2013

   

Organizer, Friday Speaker Series at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Fall 2012, Topic: Culture Contact and Exchange

2012

   

Organizer, Panel on “Reconsidering the Crescent-Shaped Exchange Belt – Methodological, Theoretical and Material Concerns of Long-Distance Interactions in East Asia Thirty Years after Tong Enzheng”, Conference of the Society of East Asian Archaeology, Fukuoka, Japan, June 6–10, 2012

2012

   

Organizer, Panel on “Identifying Traces of Cultural Contact, Influence, and Exchange in the Archaeological Record”, 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN, April 18 – 22, 2012.

2011

   

Organizer and Chair, Panel on “Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Southwest China and Southeast Asia”, 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 30 – April 3, 2011, in Sacramento, CA

2010

   

Organizer and Chair, Third Annual China Undisciplined Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, May 14-15, 2010

2004 (July- Oct.)

   

Curator Intern, Museum of East Asian Art, Seattle, Washington

2004 –2006

   

Assistant, Slide Collection of the Institute for the History of East Asian Art, Heidelberg, Germany

2003 –2006

   

Assistant, Library of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg, Germany

2003 (Summer)

   

Illustrator and Assistant, State Bureau for the Protection of Monuments, Hannover, Germany


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA)

Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA)

Deutsche Vereinigung für China-Studien (DVCS)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte (DGUF)