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Kolleen Marie Guy

Associate Professor of History at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty


Professor Guy is Associate Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities, Undergraduate Program at Duke Kunshan University. She has a PhD in History from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to joining DKU, she was the Ricardo Romo Distinguished Professor in the Honors College at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She has won numerous awards for teaching innovation. Professor Guy’s research focuses on the history of food and wine as highlighted in her award-winning book, When Champagne became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity. Her main research interest is on how individuals and communities narrate their experience to shape their sense of identity. This research now informs her approach to European refugee communities during World War II. In collaboration with Jay Winter, she is working on how stateless refugees in Shanghai created a sense of community through networks of empathy.


Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of History at Duke Kunshan University · 2019 - Present DKU Faculty
Associate Professor of the Practice of DKU Studies at Duke University · 2023 - Present DKU Studies

Education, Training & Certifications

Indiana University at Bloomington · 1996 Ph.D.