Programme Director Gender Studies
Assistant Professor, Gender Programme and Department of History
BA Barnard College, Columbia University; MIA, MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia University
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH BIO
Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture is interested in a broad range of topics related to the history of women, gender and sexuality in China and East Asia. Her research combines the local histories of Chinese places with the transregional migrations of Chinese and global commodities to illuminate the individual experiences of everyday life beyond the totalizing narratives of the nation-state. Methodologically she expands traditional understandings of “the archive” to include non-written texts, such as visual and material culture and architecture.
Dr. LaCouture is examining gender, race and beauty across through Sinophone through the history of beauty and cosmetics.
Dwelling in the World: Family, House, and Home in Tianjin, China, 1860-1960, Columbia University Press, 2021.