Yuhe Faye Wang

IDEAL Provostial Fellow
Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University
M.Phil., American Studies, Yale University
B.A., Gender and Women’s Studies, Pomona College

Yuhe Faye Wang’s work centers on the intersections of Asian American history, legal history, the history of the North American West and studies of racial capitalism in the 19th century. Her current project investigates how the civil rights of corporations in the United States were built upon the civil rights of Chinese immigrants, and how a series of Supreme Court decisions entangled constitutional protections against racial discrimination with corporate law in the decades immediately after the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868.

She holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University and a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies with a focus in Economics from Pomona College. Her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Mellon Foundation, the Huntington Library, and the Beinecke Library among others.