Ana Maria Candela, Ph.D.
I am a writer, editor and historian based in Barcelona, Spain. Trained as a historian of Modern China with a subspecialty in historical sociology (Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz) and earlier training in philosophy, religious studies and developing world history (B.A. and M.A., College of Charleston), my research has garnered several prestigious awards, including a Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Chiang-ching Kuo Foundation Scholar Grant, and a residence fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Nantes, France.
My current research focuses on Chinese migrations and on the global dimensions of Chinese history and China's social transformations. I explore these themes in my current book project, Intimate Others: Peruvian Chinese Between Native Place, Nation and World, 1870s-1940s, a translocal history of Chinese migration and settlement in Peru during an era of expanding industrial capitalism, settler colonialism and nation making. My most recently published work has appeared in Critical Asian Studies, the Journal of World-Systems Research, and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.
As a former academic at a public research university, I taught courses on the Introduction of Sociology (through the lens of the Black Radical Tradition), Black Lives Matter, Settler Colonialism, Post-Socialist China, Global China, Gender and Chinese Society, Chinese Migrations, Pacific Worlds, and Nationalism, often informed by a world historical perspective.
In addition to writing scholarly history, I am also writing a personal and intellectual reflection on the university in the era of targeted right-wing harassment, and am working to launch WomanWise Mentoring & Editing in fall 2023, which will provide writing mentoring and developmental editing services for women scholars, researchers and writers in the humanities and social sciences.
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