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Assistant Professor


Mailing address:
CU Denver History Department
Campus Box 182
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
1201 Larimer Street
Room 3102
Denver, CO 80204

Fall 2020 Remote/Zoom Office Hours:
1-2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays and by appointment. Please email me.

Expertise Areas
Modern China and East Asia, social history, labor history, gender and sexuality, environmental history, global history

Ph.D., History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018

M.A., History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013

B.A., History, Nankai University, China, 2008

Xiaofei Gao is a historian of modern China with research interests in social and labor history, gender and sexuality, and environmental history. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines how the Bohai and Yellow Sea Rim has shaped labor mobility and social relations in Northeast China’s coastal communities in the twentieth century. She also works on a second project about seafood as resources to meet needs of human health, poverty reduction, and environmental sustainability in modern China and East Asia. Before joining CU Denver, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asia Center at Harvard University and lecturer at Mount Holyoke College.

Intro to East Asia: Since 1800