Dissertation Title: Confessional mobility and the Catholic ethic: an ethnography of Chinese transnationalism
I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural/linguistic anthropology. My dissertation examines the interplay between religion and capitalism in international socioeconomic processes, in particular migration. I explore how Christian self-identification and Chinese ethnonationalism are mobilized via discursive structures of risk and kinship across urban China (Hangzhou) and diasporic Chinese communities in New York and California. My research and teaching interests include the anthropology of religion, migration and diaspora, agency, and language ideology.