Stephanie Michelle Montgomery

TitleGraduate Student,
PhD Candidate
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
Email
OfficeHumanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 150 (Grad Lab)
Campus Mail StopHistory Department
Stephanie Michelle Montgomery

Research Interests

History of Modern China; history of Modern East Asia; women's and gender history; history of the body and sexuality; penal, legal, and criminal justice history.


My dissertation, “Gender, Criminality, and the Prison in China, 1928-1953,” examines the relationship between state visions of penal reform and the actual conditions of women’s prisons in Shanghai and Tianjin during a quarter century of political change encompassing Nationalist political control, Japanese occupation, civil war, and the early years of the People’s Republic of China.

Honors, Awards and Grants

2016, UCSC Institute for Humanities Research Summer Dissertation Fellowship


2015, Association for Asian Studies China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grant


2015, Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant


2014, UCSC Institute for Humanities Research Summer Research Fellowship


2013-2014, UCSC Department of History Pre-Dissertation Fellowship


2013, U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program


2012-2017, Cota-Robles Fellowship