Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Assistant Professor in the Program of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

External address: 
114 Campus Drive, 226 Carr Building, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
(919) 684-8102


I research public health and medicine in twentieth-century China from a gendered perspective, incorporating the changing life stories of men and women into my analysis of how health regulations and medical practices reflect Chinese society's principal values as well as the assumptions and political goals of state actors. 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Irvine 2012

Barnes, NE, and Watt, JR. "The influence of war on China's modern health systems." Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century China. January 1, 2014. 227-243.