JANET M THEISS portrait
  • Associate Professor, History
  • Associate Editor, Journal Late Imperial China, Late Imperial China
  • Co-Director, The Society for QIng Studies, The Society for Qing Studies
  • Director Asian Studies Program
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Professional Service

  • The Association for Asian Studies. Role: member. Joseph Levenson Book Prize Committee . 05/01/2017 - 05/01/2019
  • Late Imperial China. Role: journal policy, submission review. Editorial Board member. 01/01/2013 - present

Internal Service

  • Executive Committee. member, 07/2020 - 06/2021. Department service.
  • Asia Center Advisory Board. member, 07/2019 - present. College service.
  • Distinguished Scholarship Committee, Office of Undergraduate Studies. member, 07/2019 - 06/2020. University service.
  • University Advisory Council on Teacher Education (UACTE). member, 07/2018 - present. University service.
  • Chair, Pacific Islander History Search Committee, History Department, 2016-7 . Chair, 09/2016 - 03/2017. Department service.
  • Internal Review Committee for Graduate Council Review, Economics Department, University of Utah, February 2016 . member, 02/2016 - 04/2016. University service.
  • Global U Council. member, 09/2014 - present. University service.
  • Task Force on Centers, Bureaus and Institutes. member, 09/2013 - 06/2015. University service.
  • Southeast Asian History Search Committee. member, 09/2013 - 05/2014. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. 08/2013 - 05/2014. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. 09/2012 - 05/2013. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Co-Organizer (with Rebecca Horn), Workshop Series for Utah AP Art History Teachers, 2015-ongoing . 01/2015 - 12/2015

Outreach

  • Co-Organizer (with Kim Korinek, Sociology Department), Mekong Region Development Research Group Grant Writing Workshop and Retreat, Institute of Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand, December 14-18, 2015. 12/2015 - 12/2015
  • Co-Organizer (with Kim Korinek, Sociology Department), Mekong Region Development Research Group Workshop: Demographic Data and Techniques, Using Resources and Methods from IPUMS and REVES, Southern Institute for Social Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 28-30, 2015. 05/2015 - 05/2015

Honors & Awards

  • Humanities Distinguished Faculty Service Award, 2018. University of Utah College of Humanities, 05/01/2018
  • Award for Global Engagement. Office of Global Engagement, University of Utah, 05/2015
  • Fellow, ongoing status. National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 01/2011

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