Name: Dr. Kristin Bayer
Title: Assistant Professor, History
Office Location: Fontaine 216
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2426
Email: Kristin.Bayer@marist.edu
Degrees Held: New York University, Ph.D., History.
Major: Chinese History,
Double Minor: Japanese History, History of Women
and Gender.
Dissertation: Substance and Symbol: China and the Global
Opium Trade of the 19th Century.

Bio: I teach the Asian history classes at Marist which include: Traditional China, Modern China, Traditional Asia, Modern Asia, Women in Asia, and The Drug Trade in Asia. I also teach Themes in Modern History and have taught The Vietnam War, Representations of Tibet, and Afghanistan and its Wars.

Publications: "Desire, Disguise and Distaste: Early Missionary and
Merchant Negotiations in Guangzhou,China," forthcoming in Merchants and Missionaries: Trade and Religion in World History edited by Alfred P. Andrea, Cambria Press.

"Professors without Borders: Using Distance Learning Technologies to Bring Asia into the Classroom," under review in Computers in the Schools, edited by Leping Liu

"Contagious Consumption: Commodity Debates over the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century China Trade" submitted to the Journal of World History

"From Out of this World to the Cold War: Lowell Thomas, Tibet, and the State Department," submitted to Hudson River Valley Review


Research Interests: The nineteenth century global opium trade between Britain, British India, and China; the history of women and gender; and I am currently working on representations of opium dens in the Asian diaspora.
Affiliations: Association of Asian Studies
American Historical Association
World History Association
Miscellaneous: I developed along with the political science professor Shawn Shieh, who is currently based in Beijing, iDL (inverse distance learning) which uses podcast interviews, blogs, and online walking tours to enrich the campus classroom.