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Shunyuan Zhang
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality
Phone: (860) 297-2155 Office Location: Seabury Hall 039
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Emory Univ. (2016)
M.A., Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (2008)
M.A., Shanghai Intern. Studies Univ. (2002)
B.A., Shanghai Intern. Studies Univ. (1999)

Shunyuan Zhang became interested in gender/sexuality and its correlations with culture and social structure when she was in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a Ph.D. student at Emory University, she focused her studies on the intersection between gender/sexuality, feminist/queer theory, and cultural anthropology. In her dissertation field research, she worked on male-to-female transgendered practices in southwest China from a queer perspective. At Trinity, Professor Zhang teaches courses that bring in a transnational approach to the studies of women, gender and sexuality.