PhD, Indiana University; BA, Georgia State University
Sandrine E. Catris is a historian of modern China with interests in cultural history, political history, borderlands history, and historiography. Her current book manuscript, The Cultural Revolution from the Edge: Violence and Revolutionary Spirit in Xinjiang, 1966-1976, investigates the cultural history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (CR) as it played out in this northwestern region of China. She attempts to construct an alternative history of the CR that takes into consideration the individual experiences of both Han Chinese and Uyghurs, a Muslim Turkic people. She is particularly interested in the ways in which the People’s Republic of China’s official history of the CR has fostered a form of misremembering of the movement among both Han Chinese and Uyghurs.