Dr. Tzu-I Chung

Curator of History

Tzu-I Chung is a cultural and social historian, broadly interested in transnational migration within the context of historical, cultural and economic interactions between North America and Asia-Pacific and of cultural and economic globalization. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona, studying political economy, representation in popular culture and comparative cultural and social history. For her university teaching, research and community work, she was named Exemplary Diversity Scholar by the National Centre for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Her recent publications deal with environmental cultural studies, comparative ethnic studies and transnationalism.

Since becoming the Curator of History at the Royal BC Museum in 2011, Tzu-I’s research has focused on BC’s diverse cultures and communities and their transnational connections. Her work is enriched by her experience in community outreach and her own cross-cultural and multi-lingual background. Presently she is working with community partners on the Centre of Arrivals project, part of the museum’s long-term commitment to exploring and representing diverse immigrant stories in BC. This work will provide a framework for developing new collections, exhibits, public programs and education resources.

Education

Ph.D., Cultural Studies, University of Arizona.

Areas of Interest

Transnational migration

Cultures of globalization

Diversity studies and cross-cultural communication

Specialty: Intercultural History of BC

Contact Dr. Tzu-I Chung

Email: tchung@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca