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Thomas C. Chen

My dissertation, "Remaking Boston's Chinatown: Race, Place, and Community in the Postwar Metropolis," examines the ways in which diverse Bostonians produced and contested the space and place of Boston's Chinatown from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Education: M.A. in Public Humanities, Brown University (2007); B.A., American Studies, Tufts University (2004)

Research Interests:Asian American history and cultural studies, urban history and geography, comparative race and ethnicity, public humanities

Courses Taught:
Chinatown, USA: Race, Power, and the American City (Fall 2008)

Selected Publications:
Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader, edited with Jean Y. Wu (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2010)

Selected Conference Presentations:
"Postwar Urban Redevelopment and the Deconstruction of Boston Chinatown," Second Conference of the Asian Americans in New England Research Initiative, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2010.

Awards and Honors:
Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2006-2011
Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2008
PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellowship, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, 2006

Selected Professional Experience:
Gallery Director & Curator, W/Y Gallery at Chinese Progressive Association, since 2006

Professional Affiliation:
American Historical Association
American Studies Association
Association of American Geographers
Association for Asian American Studies
Organization of American Historians
Urban History Association