Lu (Lois) Hao
Lu Hao is a doctoral candidate in modern Chinese history, specializing in culture and gender. She is interested in women’s experience with cultural and social transformations of their times. Her dissertation looks at the celibatarianism/committed singlehood of elite Chinese women between the 1900s and 1930s. It examines the contemporary social critiques on the institution of marriage, the shifting definitions of "nationalist womanhood" in the new Republic, and the global resonance of marriage rejection and feminism in nation-building played out in China.
Before coming to Northwestern, Lu earned her BA in History at Agnes Scott College, GA.