Field: International and Global History
Advisor: Eugenia Lean
Jack Neubauer is a doctoral student studying modern Chinese and global history with advisor Eugenia Lean. His research interests include global humanitarianism, children and childhood, intimacy and emotions, and international relations and diplomacy.
Jack’s dissertation, “Adopted By the World: China and the Rise of Global Intimacy,” examines the origins of international adoption and international child sponsorship in 1930s and 1940s China. It seeks to uncover China’s crucial but unrecognized role in shaping the institutions and practices of global humanitarianism.
Jack graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 2010 with a BA in History and Creative Writing. He is originally from Virginia.