Xiaofei Kang

Xiaofei Kang

Associate Professor
Address: 2106 G St. NW
Department of Religion
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-6887

Areas of Expertise

Religions of China


Xiaofei Kang joined the GWU faculty in fall 2010. Prior to coming the GWU, she taught at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon University. She has a B.A and M.A in Chinese language and literature from Beijing University, a M.A from University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D in Chinese History from Columbia University. She emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches in her research.

Her first book, The Cult of the Fox: Power, Gender, and Popular Religion in Late Imperial and Modern China, combines the disciplines of ethnography, literature, and cultural history to examine the relationship among religion, gender, and power. Her current research examines gender and religious power in conjunction with ethnicity and modernity in twentieth-century and contemporary China.