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Department of Archaeology



I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Archaeology. 

After completing my Bachelor at the Art Institute of Chicago, I embarked on a Master degree in Comparative Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. During my study at the IoA, I saw the potential of the comparative approach in answering archaeological questions. My master thesis looked at the iconography of gender roles in Classical Greece and Han Dynasty China under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy Tanner, .

My PhD research continues to focus on Sino-Hellenic comparison with a sustained interst in gender issues and social development. I am currently looking at the construction of social identity in Early Iron Age Greek and Eastern Zhou Dynasty rich burials. 



My PhD thesis is titled “Comparing the construction of social identity in Early Iron Age Greek and Eastern Zhou Dynasty rich burials”. Its primary purpose is to analyse how women’s and men's social identity is constructed and how such construction changes according to socio-historical development and influence it in turn. My research aims not only to shed fresh light on the understanding of the two past societies but also provide new insight into gender theory. 

Teaching and Supervisions


Supervisor – A1 World Archaeology (2021-2022)


Research supervision: 

PhD Supervisor: Prof Robin Osborne, Advisor: Prof Jianjun Mei 

Other Professional Activities

Committee member – 4th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference (2021)

Co-Chair – 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference (2022)

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Socio-Politics of the Past
Archaeological Theory

Contact Details


Person keywords: 
Mortuary Archaeology, Axial Age, Gender Identity, Material Culture, Sensorial Archaeology
Material Culture
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
East Asia
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age