Emily Wilcox

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Wilcox, Emily

Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Studies

202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

Office Location(s): 5159 STB
Phone: 734.647.5628

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Asian Languages and Cultures
    • Center for Chinese Studies
    • Center for World Performance Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Contemporary China
    • Performance
    • Cultural studies
    • Postcolonialism
    • Socialism/postsocialism
    • Ethnography
    • PRC history
    • Gender and minority studies
    • Medical anthropology
  • About

    Professor Wilcox will be on leave during the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Emily Wilcox is a specialist in modern and contemporary Chinese culture, with a focus on performance culture in the People's Republic of China. Her essays and articles appear in Asian Theatre Journal, Body and Society, CHINOPERL: Chinese Oral and Performance Literature, Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement, Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, TDR: The Drama Review, Wudao Pinglun (Dance Review), Yihai (Art), and the edited volume Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche (Palgrave Macmillan2012). Professor Wilcox teaches a wide range of courses in Chinese society and culture and has been a recipient of local, national, and international grants and fellowships for scholarly research on China. Professor Wilcox is currently completing a book manuscript titled National Movements: Socialist Postcoloniality and the Making of Chinese Dance, supported by a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She is also curating a new unique digital archive collection for historical photographs of Chinese dance. For more information on publications, awards, activities, and courses taught, visit Professor Wilcox's personal website.

  • Education
    • A.B., Social Anthropology, Harvard University (2003)
    • M.Phil., History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (2004)
    • Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (2011)