PhD, University of Washington
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Kimberley Manning studies social movements, gender politics, and social welfare/development reform from a transnational perspective. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in rural Chinese villages and county archives, Dr. Manning has published articles on the origins of gender conflict in China's Great Leap Forward (1958-1960), co-edited a volume, Eating Bitterness, on the grassroots politics at work in China's Great Leap Famine (1959-1961), and is completing a major monograph on gender politics before, during, and after the Chinese Communist revolution. The primary conceptual work of the monograph is to delineate some of the possibilities and limits of "agency" as an explanatory tool in studies of social and political change. In the meantime, Dr. Manning has embarked upon two new projects: a team study of Sino-Tanzanian relations and a team study of the politics surrounding gender nonconforming children in Canada. Dr. Manning received her doctorate from the University of Washington (2003), spent 2003-2004 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, and has previously held grants from SSHRC and FQRSC. She is currently the Principal Investigator of an Insight Development team grant from SSHRC entitled, ""Princess Boys, Trans Girls, and Queer Youth : Analyzing the Social, Educational, and Activist Worlds of Gender Nonconforming Children in Canada."
POLI 202 Introduction to Political Science
POLI 335 Politics of China
POLI487D State and Society in China
POLI486P Global China
POLI 649 Gender and Global Politics
Chinese Politics, Comparative Politics, Gender and Politics, State-Society Relations, Revolutionary Change, social welfare reform, and rural development.
Eating Bitterness: New Perspectives on China’s Great Leap Forward and Famine. Co-editor with Felix Wemheuer. Vancouver: U.B.C. Press, 2011.
"Princess Boys, Trans Girls, and Queer Youth : Analyzing the Social, Educational, and Activist Worlds of Gender Nonconforming Children in Canada"
June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2013