Yi Lu

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of History

I am a historian of modern China. My teaching and research interests focus on the history of information, material culture, and digital humanities. At its core, my work explores how information technologies – from paper archives to AI tools – change what knowledge is, how it is made and used, and to whom it belongs. More specifically, I focus on China's twentieth century, during which propaganda, censorship, and secrecy served as key instruments of bureaucratic governance and social control.

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  • B.A. Amherst College
  • Ph.D Harvard University