Anne S. Chao received her M. A. and Ph.D. from Rice’s Department of History (2005 and 2009), under the direction of Prof. Richard J. Smith. Her research interests include using computational techniques to do network analysis, text-mining and archival research on historical figures in the late Qing, early Republican China, as well as in the immigration history of Asian Americans to the south. Dr. Chao has taught courses and mentored students in the Program in Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities and in the Department of History. Currently she is Program Manager of the Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA), which focuses on the immigration experience of Asian Americans to Houston. Dr. Chao is a College Associate and a Divisional Advisor to undeclared humanities students at Lovett College. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the Chao Center for Asian Studies, the Kinder Institute, the Shepherd School of Music, and a member of the Patron Group of the Moody Arts Center.