Administrative Staff

Mark C. Elliott (歐立德)

Mark C. Elliott (歐立德)

Director
Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History

Research interests: late imperial Chinese history; Manchu studies; Mongolian studies; history of relations between China and Inner Asia; the Silk Road; history of cartography; frontier studies; comparative empire; ethnicity and ethnic policy; contemporary historiography


Julia Cai

Julia Cai

Program Manager, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Manager, Programs and Administration, Harvard China Fund

Julia Cai manages the Harvard China Fund's student programs, faculty grants and other departmental initiatives, as well as student funding and Associates in Research for the Fairbank Center.

617-496-1587
Karen  Christopher

Karen Christopher

Finance/Administrative Associate, Asia Center

Karen Christopher has worked in the Asia Center’s financial office since February 2000, assisting staff, affiliates, faculty, and students with financial and administrative issues. While the Fairbank Center is her first priority she also supports the other Asia-related research centers.

617-496-3975
James Evans

James Evans

Program Assistant

James Evans assists the Director of the Fairbank Center, Professor Mark Elliott, with scheduling and logistical arrangements. Previously, James worked in public affairs for Weber Shandwick in Beijing and London, and has a background in public policy and digital communications across both China and Europe. 

617-495-4046
Adrienne C. Fitzgerald

Adrienne C. Fitzgerald

Media, Design + Communications Coordinator

Adrienne Fitzgerald leads communications, marketing, and engagement strategies for the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. She manages multimedia efforts, oversees art direction for digital and print projects, and processes publicity and image reproduction requests. She supports the creative community and represents the Fairbank Center at the CGIS Art Committee to advance collaboration opportunities and plan exhibitions.

617-495-0711
Mark J. Grady

Mark J. Grady

Events Coordinator

Mark Grady joined the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies as its events coordinator in December 2013. Previously, he worked as a government contractor managing events for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in domestic and international locations, including Beijing and Guangzhou, China.

617-496-1181
Nancy Hearst

Nancy Hearst

Librarian

Nancy Hearst is the librarian in the Fairbank Collection of the H.C. Fung Library. She makes periodic trips to China and Hong Kong to select new acquisitions. She also does free-lance editing and proofreading for China-related books, and English polishing for a number of state and party organizations in Beijing. Nancy has worked at Harvard for a long time.

617-495-5753
Ying-Ming Lee

Ying-Ming Lee

Library Assistant

Ying-Ming Lee has been working at the Fairbank Center Library since 1998 after several years of library work at the Harvard-Yenching Library.

617-496-9342
Jennifer Rudolph

Jennifer Rudolph

Executive Director

Jennifer Rudolph, Executive Director of Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Executive Director of the Harvard China Fund, received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Washington and A.B. from the University of Chicago.

617-384-6606
Shirley Sun

Shirley Sun

Program Coordinator

Shirley Sun comes to the Fairbank Center from Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, where she worked as a research assistant. She received her Ed.M. in Urban Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. As program coordinator, she manages the visiting scholar and postdoctoral fellowship programs.

617-495-4007