Field: Japanese History
Advisor: Gregory Pflugfelder
Tianyuan Huang is a PhD student in modern Japanese history. She is interested in the intersection of and the interaction between gender and sexuality, international relations, and nation building in the context of Japan’s transition towards “modernity”. Tianyuan received her Bachelor of Laws (2014) and Master of Laws (2017) in International Politics from Peking University and a Master of Public Policy (2017) from the University of Tokyo. Before entering the PhD program at Columbia University, she worked for an LGBTI rights NGO as a part-time researcher with a focus on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in international human rights mechanisms and diplomacy.