Karen M. Teoh


Karen M. Teoh is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Asian Studies Program. 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 changing notions of gender, ethnicity, and cultural hybridity have shaped the identities of groups and individuals. Her current book manuscript, Schooling Diaspora, which is under contract with Oxford University Press, is about the reach and influence of women's transnational networks through Chinese and English girls' schools in colonial Southeast Asia. Her articles have been published in Twentieth-century China, Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, and Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific.


  • Ph.D. Chinese History (2008) Harvard University
  • M.A. Chinese History (2004) Harvard University
  • B.A. History (1999) Yale University


  • Asian American History (HIS 286)
  • Asian Empires (HIS 373)
  • Bound Feet and Dragon Ladies: Women & Power in East Asia (HIS 374)
  • Made in China: A History of Trade and Culture (HIS 100/FYS 122)
  • Modern China (HIS 270)
  • Perspectives on China (HIS 100/FYS 121)
  • World History I (HIS 271)
  • World History II (HIS 272)
  • World History Seminar (HIS 362)