Xuefei Ma is originally from Heilongjiang, China. She is currently a Ph. D. candidate majoring in Chinese Anthropology at EAS with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies. She received her M.A. in Linguistics from the School of Foreign Languages, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China and her B.A. in English for Science and Technology, from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. Her major research interests include feminist theories, women's histories and social movements as well as art and media in modern China. She hopes to become a teacher/scholar in EAS and Gender and Women's Studies.