I am a white settler originally from Iowa; my pronouns are he and him. I work as an associate professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University on the unceded traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musquem peoples. My research focuses on the social history of the People’s Republic of China. My departmental profile is here. I am one of six editors of Cambridge Studies in the History of the People’s Republic of China, a book series published by Cambridge University Press. I serve as a board member on the Esherick-Ye Family Foundation, as a member of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Selection Panel, and 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.