We are pleased to announce that UMW alumna Maggie Greene (History, ’06) will join the history department at Montana State University at Bozeman this coming fall as a tenure-track, assistant professor.
Greene is currently completing her doctorate at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation, “The Sound of Ghosts: Chuanqi, Ghost Opera, and the Staging of a New China,” considers the celebrated and vilified genre of chuanqi (supernatural tales) and guixi (ghost plays) in Chinese society, culture, and politics in the period after 1949. The project builds on Greene’s earlier research on Meng Chao and his 1961 kun ghost opera, Li Huiniang.
For a closer look at her research, see Greene’s recent article, “A Ghostly Bodhisattva and the Price of Vengeance: Meng Chao, Li Huiniang, and the Politics of Drama, 1959-1979,” published in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 24.1 (Spring 2012). An abstract can be found here.