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Ruodi Duan

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    PhD Candidate, Harvard University

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    Ruodi Duan is a PhD candidate in history at Harvard University. Her research interests include the Global Cold War, decolonization, comparative race and ethnicity, and alternative imaginaries of development and international society. Her dissertation traces the discourses and networks of Afro-Asianism through the 1960s and 1970s, when anti-colonial nationalist leaders and transnational activists alike maintained the conviction that the pasts and futures of Asia and Africa were entwined. It seeks to understand how enduring debates over race, class, and nation rendered the project of Afro-Asian unity so fraught in both conception and execution.