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Wilcox photoEmily Wilcox is assistant professor of modern Chinese studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her undergraduate degree in social anthropology from Harvard University, her MPhil in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, and her PhD in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the body as a historical site of socialist and postcolonial cultural politics in the People’s Republic of China. Emily has been a Fulbright scholar to China, a Blakemore Freeman Fellow in advanced Chinese studies, a UC Pacific Rim Research Program grantee and a recipient of other grants and scholarships for research in and about China. In 2014-15 she is the recipient of a humanities fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, for her book project “National Movements: Socialist Postcoloniality and the Making of Chinese Dance.” Emily joined the University of Michigan faculty in the fall of 2013 after teaching modern Chinese literary and cultural studies at the University of California, Davis, and the College of William and Mary. She serves on the boards of two national scholarly associations: the Association for Asian Performance and the Society for Dance History Scholars. Her publications appear in Asian Theatre Journal, Body and Society, CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature, Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement, Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers, TDR: the Drama Review, Wudao Pinglun (Dance Review), and other venues.