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Ana Maria Candela

Assistant Professor



Ana Maria Candela's research focuses on Chinese migrations to Latin America and on the global dimensions of Chinese history and China's social transformations. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines Peruvian Chinese transnationalism through a translocal history of Chinese migrants to Peru within the context of the unfolding global processes of migration, colonization and national development from the 1870s to the 1940s.


  • PhD, University of California
  • MA, BA, AA, College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • Chinese History and Society
  • Migrations


  • Harpur College Dean’s Research Semester Award, Binghamton University, Fall 2016
  • Faculty Fellowship, Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities, Binghamton University, Fall 2014, Project: “The Coolie Specter: A Ghost of Primitive Accumulations Past, Present and Futures.”
  • Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012
  • Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2009-10
  • Advanced Graduate Research Fellowship, University of California Pacific Rim Research Program, 2009-10 (deferred to 2010-11)
  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2008
  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, Fall 2006-Spring 2008

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Selected Publications:

  • "Sociology in Times of Crisis: Chen Da, National Salvation and Knowledge Production," Journal of World-Systems Research, 21:2 (August 2015): 362-386.
  • "Qiaoxiang on the Silk Road: Cultural Imaginaries as Structures of Feeling in the Making of a Global China", Critical Asian Studies, 45:1 (September 2013): 431-458.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae