Sasha Welland

Associate Professor, Anthropology and GWSS

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PDL B-110


Sasha Welland is Associate Professor in Anthropology and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and an affiliated faculty member of the China Studies program and graduate certificate programs in Cinema & Media Studies and Public Scholarship. She received her PhD in Anthropology, with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Studies, from the University of California Santa Cruz. Her first book, A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), traces the social history and border-crossing lives of two “modern girls,” a writer and a doctor, who emerged from China’s early twentieth-century women’s movement. A forthcoming book Experimental Beijing: Engendering Contemporary Art Worlds in China’s Capital (Duke University Press) is an ethnography of Chinese contemporary art as a zone of cultural encounter, in which post-socialist revaluations of rural and urban space, public and private boundaries, and masculinity and femininity are represented and questioned. An editorial board member of Journal of Visual Culture, Welland has also published articles in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. She has curated feminist art exhibits in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.