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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Archaeology. My research traces the modes of change in women’s social identity during a pivotal moment by comparing the mortuary data from Early Iron Age Greece and Eastern Zhou China.

After completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, I embarked on an MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. During my study at the IoA, I saw the potential in the comparative approach and started to focus on Sino-Hellenic comparison. Under the supervision of Prof Jeremy Tanner, my thesis looked at the iconography of gender roles in Classical Greece and Han Dynasty China. My PhD thesis continues to explore Sino-Hellenic comparison with the sustained interest in gender issues.

Research

My PhD thesis is titled “Comparing the construction of social identity in Early Iron Age Greek and Eastern Zhou Dynasty rich female burials”. Its primary purpose is to analyse how women’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

Teaching: 

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

ml957@cam.ac.uk

Affiliations

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