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Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Associate Professor of History
Dept of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708
114 Campus Drive, 226 Classroom Building, Durham, NC 27708-0719


I research public health and medicine in twentieth-century China from a gendered perspective, incorporating the changing life stories of men and women into my analysis of how health regulations and medical practices reflect Chinese society's principal values as well as the assumptions and political goals of state actors.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of History · 2023 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies · 2023 - Present Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2015 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California, Irvine · 2012 Ph.D.