Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Assistant Professor in the Department of History

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." In Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century China, 227-243. January 1, 2014.

Barnes, NE. "Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900-1937." NAN NU-MEN WOMEN AND GENDER IN CHINA 17, no. 2 (2015): 352-355. Full Text Open Access Copy

Barnes, NE. "Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity." BULLETIN OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE 89, no. 4 (2015): 835-836. Full Text Open Access Copy

Barnes, NE. "Prosperity's Predicament: Identity, Reform, and Resistance in Rural Wartime China." JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES 73, no. 3 (August 2014): 786-787. Full Text Open Access Copy

Spring 2018

History Of Chinese Medicine (HISTORY 239)
Carr 137, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2017

Modern China,1800-Present (HISTORY 223)
Carr 240, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
History Of Global Health (HISTORY 402)
Carr 240, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Fall 2016

History Of Chinese Medicine (HISTORY 239)
Carr 240, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Focusing On Tchng & Pedagogy (HISTORY 703S)
Carr 229, Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2016

First-Year Seminar (Top) (HISTORY 89S)
Friedl Bdg 102, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2015

First-Year Seminar (Top) (HISTORY 89S)
Friedl Bdg 126, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Fall 2014

Gtwy Sem: China At War (HISTORY 184S)
Languages 207, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Modern China,1800-Present (HISTORY 223)
Gross Hall 105, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM