Luo received her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in environmental economics from Peking University. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, she was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California Berkeley. Luo is the 2016 recipient of the Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Prize awarded by the Society for Applied Anthropology.
Luo's research interest includes ethnicity and indigeneity, Asian borderlands, heritage and tourism, urban-rural transformations, wildlife conservation, and China’s global nexus. She has published in Modern China, Social Anthropology, Verge: Global Studies in Asias, Social and Cultural Geography, and International Journal of Heritage Studies and has contributed to the Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China. She is currently working on her book manuscript on ethnic branding and cultural politics of the Buyi (Bouyei) in late-socialist southwest China.
CAH 2510 Cultural Exchange in Global Context
CAH 2536 Intangible Heritages and Indigenous Cultures
CAH 3517 Cultural Tourism
CAH 3853 Contemporary China from an Anthropological Perspective
CAH 3862 Oral History and Field Study
GE 1135 Material Culture in Everyday China: A Historical Perspective