Elizabeth LaCouture

Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies

Office: Miller Library 248 [ campus map ]
Box 5320

Phone: 207-859-5324
Fax: 207-859-5340
Mailing Address:
5320 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853


PhD, MPhil, MA History East Asia, Columbia University
MIA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
BA, East Asian Studies - Chinese History, Barnard College, Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

  • East Asian history
  • Modern Chinese history
  • Women and Gender
  • Visual and Material Culture
  • STS

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
EA150 AFoundations in East Asian Studies
EA493 ASeminar: Advanced Research in East Asia
HI250 AHistory of Modern China: Everyday Life and Revolution
HI352 AAsian Migrations
HI354 ASkin-scapes: Beauty, Skin, and Cosmetics in East Asian History

Current Research

Beauty and Identity in the Sinophone World


At Home in the World: Family, House and Home in Tianjin China, forthcoming Columbia University Press.


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