1999 Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, Rice University
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. George E. Marcus
1992 M.S. Cultural Anthropology, Purdue University
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Myrdene Anderson
1987 B.A. Chinese Language and Literature, Middlebury College, Vermont
Advisors: Dr. John Berninghausen and Gregory Chiang
2011- Contributing Editor, Architectural Worlds, School of Architecture, Shenzhen University
2008-2011 Research Fellow, Centre for Humanities Research, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2003-04 Term Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences,
Spr 2003 Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2002-03 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Shenzhen University
2002 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Sum 2001 Lecturer, Anthropology, International College at Beijing (Program run by Colorado University)
2000-01 Visiting Scholar, Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women, Brown University (Seminar
Fall 2000 Course Instructor, Sino-American Relations and the New World Order, Brown Learning Community,
1999-00 Postdoctoral Fellow, Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women, Brown University (Seminar
1990-92 Teaching Assistant, Anthropology, Purdue University
Missouri Humanities Council and School of Arts and Science, University of Missouri (Fat Bird production: "Crossroads" A China-Missouri Encounter), 2014.
Handshake 302 (curatorial commission, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism), 2013.
Boom! Shenzhen (curatorial commission, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism) was selected for inclusion in the Shenzhen Biennale Office permanent collection, 2011.
2011 Citizen of the Year, Shenzhen – Hong Kong Lifestyle Awards, Nanfang Daily.
CrossCurrents Colloquium, Auburn Seminary, Columbia University, 2010.
Ethics and Values Studies Grant, National Science Foundation, 1995-97.