I am a white settler originally from Iowa; my pronouns are he and him. I work as a professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University on the unceded, ancestral, traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Kwikwetlem, Squamish, and Musqueam peoples. My research focuses on the social history of the People’s Republic of China. My departmental profile is here. From 2014 through 2021, I was part of a team of editors of Cambridge Studies in the History of the People’s Republic of China, a book series published by Cambridge University Press. I served as a board member on the Esherick-Ye Family Foundation between 2016 and 2021, and I have been a member of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Selection Panel from 2017 through the present. I am a member of the PRC History Group Advisory Board. I love to run and enjoy racing, especially in middle-distance (800/1500/mile) and cross-country races. Here is a picture of my student ID from the Harbin Institute of Technology from my first trip to China in 1997.