Welcome to my personal website. I use this space to reflect on developments in history, share my archival experiences, put out half-baked research ideas, and promote my publications and conference participation, among other things.
Without getting too deep into the weeds, here is what you need to know about me:
- I am a Program Leader with the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. I’ve worked at the Wilson Center as a full-time employee since 2012.
- I recently (March 2017) defended my doctoral dissertation in the Department of History at The George Washington University, writing on “Xinjiang’s 100,000: State-led Urban-to-Rural Population Resettlement in Socialist China.”
- I earned my M.A. in history from The George Washington University in 2014 and my B.A. in history from Hiram College in 2010, graduating summa cum laude. I have also previously studied with Duke University and Middlebury College at their respective campuses in China.
- My publications have appeared in International History Review, Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Journal of Northeast Asian History, Cold War History, Journal of Cold War Studies, Chinese Historical Review, and Journal of Korean Studies, among other outlets, and I have presented at conferences across North America, Asia, and Europe.
I live and work in Washington, D.C., and I can be reached via email at krauscr[at]gmail.com.
I’ve got pages covering my research, interests in scholarly practices in the digital age, and dissertation project elsewhere on this website. You can also get to know me on a line-by-line basis through my curriculum vitae. Feel free to get in touch.
As you might expect, my musings here reflect only my own views and not those of my employer or any of my institutional affiliations.