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Annelise Heinz
PhD Candidate, Department of History
Graduate Dissertation Fellow 2014-2015, History


Annelise Heinz is a PhD Candidate in history at Stanford University.  Her research interests include gender, race, and sexuality in twentieth-century American society, and transpacific exchanges between the U.S. and China. Her dissertation, "Mahjong, American Modernity, and Cultural Transnationalism," examines the American history of the profoundly popular Chinese game of mahjong to illuminate under-recognized intersections of gender, ethnicity, capitalism, and culture.  Before beginning graduate work, Annelise lived in Southwest China 2007-2008, teaching English to graduate students at Yunnan University.  Previously, she worked in education and social work in Washington State.  A native of Southern California, Annelise earned her B.A. in History at Whitman College in 2003.