Xintong Chen

Graduate Student


I am a PhD student specializing in Southeast Asian history. My research interests circle around historical geography, gender and sexuality, and legal history.

My master project studies the developing trajectory of Singapore’s Women and Girls Protection Ordinances (WGPO) as an epitome of interwar internationalism and imperialism.

At Cornell, I am interested in exploring the gender and religious dimensions of human-place relationship in Southeast Asia and China.

Advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Research Focus

Research Focus

Southeast Asian History

Gender and Sexuality

Historical Geography

Law and Constitutional