Alexander Jin

Graduate Student

Alexander Jin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Princeton University studying gender and sexuality and Asian America. Alex’s dissertation, tentatively titled “Heathen Intimacy: Chinese Migrant Sexualities in Turn of the Century California,” explores the varied gender and sexual histories of Chinese Californians between the 1850s and early twentieth century. Their work is generously supported by The Huntington Library, the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley, and the Effron Center for the Study of America.  

At Princeton, Alex has served as president of the Graduate History Association and coordinator for the Modern American History Workshop, in addition to co-founding the Asian American Studies Faculty-Graduate Reading Group. He has been a teaching assistant for HIS 270: Asian American History and GSS 201: Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Alex received their B.A. with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa in History and Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College.

Year of Study
Sixth Year
Area of Interest
African American
Asian American
Cultural History
Gender & Sexuality
Immigration & Migration
Legal History
Race & Ethnicity
Social History
Home Department & Other Affiliations
19th Century
United States