2022-23 Graduate Student Research Fellow
Bryan Goh is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of History. His research focuses on Catholicism in insular Southeast Asia during the modern period. Goh’s scholarly endeavors lie broadly in the intersections of religion, community formation, and cultural memory. He seeks to amalgamate historical approaches with ethnographic concepts in understanding the connections both within and across communities. Coming from the sunny island of Singapore, he strongly believes that the cold Michigan weather is more than compensated for by the warmth of the intellectual community.
Research Plan: During his fellowship, Goh hopes to develop his graduate seminar paper into a publishable product. He hopes to explore concepts regarding perceptions, projections, and propagations of Christianity from the missionary’s perspective, and understand how racialized imaginaries affected the proselytization process in Southeast Asia.