I am an American student of China, modern imperialism in Asia, and the world economy. Educated at UGA, as well as Emerson College, Boston College, IUP Tsinghua, and the Taipei Language Institute, my work focuses on the economic history of East Asia’s open and interconnected treaty port system (c. 1839-1949). At present I am submitting two articles to journals; in the past I have presented papers at meetings of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the Business History Conference (BHC). Working under Professors Stephen Mihm, Tonio Andrade (Emory), Scott Reynolds Nelson, and Timothy Yang, my dissertation is a case study of the Shanghai financial panic of 1883, China’s first stock market crash. The study will be the first on the panic to be researched in both English and Chinese—important because British imperial banks played a key role in the crisis. When I am not struggling through Chinese language articles or diving into turn-of-the-century documents, you can find me cooking, rock climbing, reading speculative fiction, playing my guitar, or watching basketball.