Karen M. Teoh


Specializing in Modern Chinese and transnational Asian history, Professor Teoh joins Stonehill's History Department after having taught at Bowdoin College, Northeastern University and Harvard University.

Her research focuses on Chinese global migration and diaspora from the 17th century to the present, and examines how notions of gender, ethnicity and cultural hybridity have shaped the identities of groups and individuals. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Schooling Diaspora, about the reach and influence of women's transnational networks through Chinese and English girls' schools in colonial Southeast Asia.

Professor Teoh has received grants from the American Association of University Women and the Taiwan Fellowship. She was also awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges, and two Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard. 


  • B.A., history, Yale University
  • M.A., history, Harvard University
  • Ph.D., history, Harvard University

Courses Taught

  • Asian American History
  • Bound Feet and Dragon Ladies: Women & Power in East Asia
  • The Making of Modern China
  • Perspectives on China
  • World History I and II
  • World History Seminar: Topical