is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto.
Her research focuses on Southeast Asia and South China,
where she has examined various themes relating to colonialism,
political economy and diasporic entrepreneurship, from the
seventeenth century to the present.
has been a postdoctoral fellow at Asia Research Institute,
visiting fellow at National University of Singapore, and
research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Southeast
Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).