Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Nicole Elizabeth Barnes

Assistant Professor 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, Nicole Elizabeth. Intimate Communities Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945. University of California Press, 2018. Open Access Copy

Barnes, N. E., and J. R. Watt. “The influence of war on China's modern health systems.” In Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century China, 227–43, 2014.

Barnes, N. E. “Protecting the National Body: Gender, Public Health and Medicine in Southwest China during the War of Resistance against Japan, 1937-1945.” Edited by N. E. Pomeranz, Kenneth L. and N. E. Wasserstrom, Jeffrey, n.d.

Spring 2020

Modern China,1800-Present (HISTORY 223)
Class Bldg 136, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Global History Of Medicine (HISTORY 548S)
Class Bldg 229, Tu 12:00 PM-02:30 PM

Fall 2019

History Of Chinese Medicine (HISTORY 239)
Class Bldg 101, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Spring 2019

History Of Global Health (HISTORY 203)
Class Bldg 240, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Global History Of Medicine (HISTORY 548S)
Class Bldg 229, F 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

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