Georgia Woodroffe

Department: English
Discipline: English

Project Summary

My thesis investigates the extent to which representations of tea in American literature and culture might provide an index of the exclusion of Chinese Americans culturally, politically, and economically in the United States from 1900 to the present. My Ph.D. is a cultural history that examines a range of sources including, legal documents, advertisements, interviews, autobiographies, novels, articles, films, photographs, and pamphlets. The working title of my thesis is: 'Brewing Discontent: Tea and Chinese American Identity in American Literature 1900-2021."

Supervisory Team

Primary Supervisor: Prof. Sinéad Moynihan

Secondary Supervisor: Prof. Paul Williams

Wider Research Interests

My research interests are nineteenth to twentieth century American literature, cultural history, commodity culture, and diaspora studies.