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Jian Gao 高堅

Jian Gao 高堅

Degree

MA

Specialty

  • Modern Mexican History
  • Chinese Diaspora
  • Transnational / Immigration History
  • Latin American History
  • Asian American Studies

Bio

Education

2017-2019       M.A. Applied Linguistics / TESOL, University of Alabama (expected)

2014-2016       B.A. History (with Honors Thesis), University of Alabama (Honors College), Summa Cum Laude, 4.0

2014-2016       B.A. Spanish, University of Alabama (Honors College), Summa Cum Laude, 4.0

Manuscript in-progress

Re-imagining Borders: The Transpacific Chinese amidst Mexican Sinophobia

Refereed Journal Articles
—- “Restoring the Chinese Voice during Mexican Sinophobia, 1919-1934,” The Latin
Americanist (under review; passed the first round of editorial review)

—- “Performing Feminism: Chinese Female Immigrants in Mexico, 1899-1940” (in preparation)

Book Reviews
—- Review of Julian Lim, Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-
Mexico borderlands, in Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos (Accepted with minor revision; forthcoming Spring 2019)

—- Review of Anna Paulina Lee, Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory, in Black Warrior Review (forthcoming)

—- Review of Fredy González, Chinos Paisanos: Transpacific Politics among Chinese
Immigrants in Mexico, in Journal of Asian American Studies (submitted; under review)

—- Review of Jason Oliver Chang, Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940, in
Journal of Latin American Studies (submitted; under review)

Invited Talks

2019    “当代跨国史、移民史与泛边界史的最新动向——以墨西哥华人移民史为例” [The Newest Dynamics of Transnational History, Immigration History, and Borderlands History—Using the History of Chinese Immigrants in Mexico as An Example], Center for Latin American Studies, Shanghai University

2018  “El fonema /s/ en el español,” SP 484 La introducción a la lingüística española, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, University of Alabama

Conference Presentations

2019    “Vicious Criminals and Desperate Pariahs?: Chinese Tongs in Mexico,” 66th Annual Conference of Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. (in preparation)

2018    “Locating the Chinese Voice in Mexican History,” Three Minute Thesis, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. (Finalist; in-progress)

2018    “Unite and Fight: Chinese Transpacific Resistance against Mexican Sinophobia during the Early Twentieth Century,” 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

2018    “Restoring the Chinese Voice during Mexican Sinophobia, 1919-1934,” 65th Annual Conference of Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

  • Finalist for The Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award

2015    “From Macacos to Paisanos: The History of Chinese Peruvians, 1847–1956,” Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference, University of Alabama, AL.

Grants and Fellowships

2019    Predoctoral Visiting Scholar Fellowship (Summer), Shanghai University (expected)

2018    Graduate Conference Travel Grant, University of Alabama

2018    Graduate Research Travel Grant (to Mexico), University of Alabama

2018    Research Travel Grant (to Mexico), Capstone International Center, University of Alabama

2018    Study Away Research Grant (to Mexico), University of Alabama (pending)

2018    Graduate Research Travel Grant (to PRC), University of Alabama (pending)

Awards and Scholarships

2018                 Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship, Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

2018                 Buford Boone Memorial Scholarship, Department of English, University of Alabama

2017-2018       Emerson R. Loomis Endowed Scholarship, Department of English, University of Alabama

2017               Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar, University of Alabama

2017                 The George Griffin Brownell Sr. Award for Excellence in Spanish / Outstanding Overall Undergraduate Student in     Spanish, Department of Modern Language and Classics, University of Alabama (unable to receive due to early graduation)

2016                Undergraduate History Honors Student for Superior Achievement in History, Department of History, University of Alabama

2016                Weinberg Black Scholarships in History, Department of History, University of Alabama

2016                Premio Jorge Luis Borges / Outstanding student at the 300 level in Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and   Classics, University of Alabama

2016                The Barrett and Tolly Shelton Endowed Scholarship, Honors College, University of Alabama

2015                Dr. Howard Jones Endowed Scholarship, Department of History, University of Alabama

2014-2016       Foundation of Excellence Scholarship, University of Alabama

2014-2016       Mary Petrea Marsh & Albert Hopkins Marsh Memorial Scholarship, University of Alabama

2014-2016       Alumni Scholarship Award, University of Alabama

2014-2016       Member of the Honors College, University of Alabama

2014-2016       President’s List (every semester at the University of Alabama), University of Alabama

Language Skills

*indicates fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing

*English (Native-like / Primary Language): GRE Verbal (97%)

*Chinese (Native / Mother Tongue): Lived in China birth-2001, 2004-2009

*Spanish (Full Professional Fluency): B.A. Major (see transcript); learned since 8th grade

French (Intermediate): classes taken: FR 101, 102, 201; FR 322 (Advanced French Grammar)

Professional Memberships

Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)