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


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