I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural/linguistic anthropology. My dissertation examines the interplay between religion and capitalism in transnational socioeconomic processes, in particular migration. I explore how Catholic self-identification and Chinese ethnonationalism are mobilized through discursive structures of risk and kinship across urban China (Hangzhou) and diasporic Chinese communities in New York and California. My research and teaching interests include the anthropology of religion, migration and diaspora, agency, and language ideology.
I am honored to be at the Marty Center and excited to think together with scholars of religion. I don’t think I could ask for a better place to finish my dissertation, workshop a chapter, and be exposed to (and challenged by!) different traditions of thought. In short, I’m grateful to have found an interdisciplinary community at the Marty Center.