Jayde Lin Roberts

Lecturer in Asian Languages and Studies, University of Tasmania


After completing her Masters in China Studies in 2004, Jayde went on to receive a PhD from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. She currently works as a lecturer in Asian Languages and Studies at the University of Tasmania.

Jayde is an interdisciplinary scholar of the built environment, focusing on Burma/Myanmar, Chinese diasporas, and everyday urbanism. Her teaching includes courses on urban studies and minorities in East and Southeast Asia.

Jayde has a book, Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese, that just came out this year (2016) from the University of Washington Press. This ground-breaking book provides an examination of how the identities of the Sino-Burmese people intersect with the spatial organization of twenty-first-century Burma.

Congratulation to Jayde on her academic success!