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Darren Wan

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Graduate Student

Darren Wan is a PhD student in the History Department. His research focuses on the ways South Chinese and South Indian migrant workers articulated claims to citizenship in the early postcolonial states of Burma and Malaya.

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Malay, Tamil

Research Countries: Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore

Research Interests: Southern Chinese and Tamil diasporic communities across the Bay of Bengal, labor history, intercommunal intimacy, decolonization, citizenship

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