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Meredith Oyen


Meredith Oyen, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Georgetown University)

Professor Oyen teaches courses on U.S. History and U.S. Diplomatic History. She specializes in the history of Sino-American relations, focusing her research on the role of migrants, transnational networks, and nongovernmental organizations in bilateral relations in the twentieth century. Before coming to UMBC, she taught for two years at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Her book, The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War, was published by Cornell University Press in 2015.  She has published articles in Diplomatic HistoryJournal of Cold War Studies, and Modern Asian Studies.  Prof. Oyen is currently at work on a project involving Jewish refugees in WWII Shanghai.  Prof. Oyen serves as the first Faculty Veterans Fellow at UMBC in 2015-2016.  She will participate in an NEH summer institute on Veterans Studies in summer 2016.

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