Hello! I knew since high school that I wanted to study Asian art, and though I settled on Chinese archaeology for my research focus, I prepared in grad school to teach this course because I find the time period and material so interesting–and I’m excited to discuss it with you! The photo above shows me, when I was your age, doing a cartwheel on Beijing’s Forbidden City palace grounds. I had the privilege of traveling to China then for my BA thesis research (and I returned many times during grad school). Today, when I’m not working on my classes, I like to do my own research or play guitar (though I’m terrible at it), and I especially like being outside, running or taking walks, or reading in my garden.