Julie Y. Chu

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

1126 E 59th St
Haskell 331
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7708

Professor Chu is a social anthropologist who specializes in the economic effects of industrialization on Chinese culture. She also does ethnographic fieldwork focusing on Chinese urbanization and migration patterns. For more information, visit her page at the University of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.


Michael Fisch

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

5836 S Greenwood Ave
Haskell M136
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2128

Professor Fisch's research focuses on the effects of technology, nature, and culture on Japanese society. He is currently developing a project that explores the emergence of what he identifies as “experimental ecologies” that work to contest, recast, and re-conceive disaster infrastructure design in post-3.11 Japan. For more information, visit his profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.


Alice Yao

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

5836 S Greenwood
Haskell 318
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8674

Professor Yao's research focuses on the impact of the Han Empire’s conquest of frontier regions and seeks to explain the variable ways different communities and social classes responded to momentous changes in local history. Currently she is conducting an archaeological survey project in southwestern China, which aims to recover the settlement sites of a local Bronze Age polity known as the Dian before its incorporation by the Han Empire. This ongoing project investigates the genesis of the Dian polity in relation to control over bronze production and the regional trade network developing between China and Southeast Asia. For more information, see her profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.

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