Valerie Hansen



Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University


Valerie Hansen teaches Chinese and world history at Yale University, where she is professor of history. After graduating from Kent School in 1975, Harvard University in 1979 and receiving her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, she joined Yale University in 1988 as assistant professor and became a professor in 1998. Hansen spent one year in Shanghai on a Fulbright grant from 2005–06; 2008–09 and 2011–12, teaching at Yale’s joint undergraduate program with Peking University; and fall semester 2015 teaching at Yale-NUS college in Singapore.  Her current research examines the interconnected world of the year 1000.

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