Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
visiting assistant professor
PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2012
Fields of Interest
Modern China; history of medicine and public health; gender; social history of war; world and comparative history
Professor Barnes completed her PhD in 2012 and is currently working on a book manuscript, Protecting the National Body: Medicine and Public Health in Wartime Chongqing, 1937-1945. This work examines public health administration of the Nationalist state during China’s War of Resistance against Japan, and demonstrates that China was at the center of a global public health movement during the war years. Meanwhile, the needs of a population at war increased social expectations of women in ways that both offered new opportunities and strengthened gendered conventions.
As a Visiting Professor at Boston College this year, Professor Barnes teaches East Asian society, culture, and gender, as well as the history of medicine in China.
“Disease in the Capital: Nationalist Health Services and the ‘Sick (Wo)man of East Asia’ in Wartime Chongqing,” European Journal of East Asian Studies 11.2 (December 2012): 283-303.
《贝医生：一位美国医学传教士在重庆》(Dr. Basil: An American Medical Missionary in Chongqing), in Cultural Foundations: Historical Materials of Nan’an District, Chongqing (开埠文化专辑：重庆市南岸区历史文化系列丛书) (Chongqing: Nan’an Zhengxie Publishing House, 2011): 255-261.