Erica Holt

Year in Program: 3

Fields: Asia (China), Medicine, Gender, & Digital Humanities

Advisor: Aminda Smith

Committee: Dr. Ethan Segal, Dr. Naoko Wake, Dr. Yulian Wu

Research Languages: Mandarin Chinese

Educational Background: B.A. Wittenberg University, OH

Email: holteri1@msu.edu

My research examines gynecology and the role of medicalization in forming modern China. By comparing the trajectory of medicalization in women’s medicine in the PRC, Taiwan, and the U.S., I aim to develop a better understanding of the unique incorporation of western medicine into the CCP’s social and political goals.

I am also an active member of the DH community at MSU. Last year I participated in the CHI Fellowship developing my photogrammetry skills, and I’m currently serving on the DH@MSU Research Committee.

Current DH projects:
Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center Digital Archives Project

Teaching Assistantship Positions:
IAH 206 – Science, Society and Self (Nuclear Age)
ISS 355 – War and Revolution
HST 355 – China from 1900 to Present
HST 420 – History of Sexuality
IAH 206 – Asia and the World