Department of History

Weijia Vicky Shen

  • Graduate Student

Before beginning my graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2018, I earned a BA in history at Boston College, where I completed an honors thesis analyzing the transformation of a local identity, or, identities, of the Okinawan people in Japan. At Pitt, I will continue my research on ethnic identities and transnational indigenous movements, tracing global connections between minority ethnic groups and examining the impact of globalization on the self-identification of indigenous groups. 

Fields:

World History
East Asia