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Johanna Ransmeier

Pozen Center Faculty Board Co-Chair

Johanna Ransmeier is Associate Professor of History and the College.

Professor Ransmeier’s current research investigates legal literacy and the development of a Chinese legal imagination during times of revolutionary change. She studies the relationship between family life and the law in modern China. 

Her first book Sold People: Traffickers and Family Life in North China exposed the transactional foundations of traditional family structures and the role of human trafficking in late Qing and Republican China.  She was a fellow with the National Committee on US-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program.