Head shot of Anne Chao
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Rice University School of Humanities

Anne S. Chao received her master of arts and Ph.D. from Rice University's Department of History in 2009, under the direction of Professor Richard J. Smith. Her research interests include using computational techniques to do network analysis, text-mining and archival research on historical figures in the late Qing, early Republican China, as well as in the immigration history of Asian Americans to the South.

Chao has taught courses and mentored students in the Program in Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities and in the Department of History. Currently, she is an adjunct lecturer for Rice University’s School of Humanities and program manager of the Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA), which focuses on the immigration experience of Asian Americans to Houston.

Chao is a College Associate and a Divisional Advisor to undeclared humanities students at Lovett College. She is an advisory board member of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the Chao Center for Asian Studies, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the Shepherd School of Music, and chair of the Patrons Group for the Moody Center for the Arts.

Chao has served on the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Advisory Board since 2017.