My project focuses on overseas Chinese religion in Tasmania, Australia, and aims to understand how religious practices were maintained and transformed to navigate transnational tensions. To do so, my project adopts a global focus by examining the complex web of Chinese and British trade networks created through years of economic and cultural interactions. Thus, a major component of my project is situating the Tasmanian Chinese experience within broader socio-economic trends of the 19th century. Through the use of multi-scalar units of analysis, it aims to redress the chasm between the global and the local.
I hold a B.A. in Anthropology (focus in Archaeology) from McGill University, and a M.A. in Archaeology (with Distinction) from the University of Manchester. I have participated in research projects in Ireland, Australia (Tasmania), and most recently in Western Canada.