I'm a Professor of History with a specialty on modern China who teaches in the Department of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. My current research focuses on childhood and play in early twentieth century China. In teaching and curriculum development, I work on these themes as well as topics in gender, cinema, and digital studies.

See the links here for more on my academic work as well as for very occasional blog posts on history, digital studies, and pedagogy under "Random notes." I can also be found on Twitter at @sfern.