Graduate Student, Reppy Fellow 2021-22
Darren Wan is a PhD student in the History Department. His research focuses on the ways South Chinese and South Indian migrant workers articulated claims to citizenship in the early postcolonial states of Burma and Malaya.
Degree Pursued: PhD
Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025
Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo
Primary Language: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Malay, Tamil
Research Countries: Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore
Research Interests: Southern Chinese and Tamil diasporic communities across the Bay of Bengal, labor history, intercommunal intimacy, decolonization, citizenship