Xiaofei Kang has a B.A and M.A in Chinese language and literature from Beijing University (1983 and 1987), a M.A in Asian Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D in Chinese history from Columbia University (2000). She taught at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon University before she joined the faculty of the George Washington University in fall 2010. She is the author of The Cult of the Fox: Power, Gender, and Popular Religion in Late Imperial and Modern China (Columbia University Press, 2006). She has published a number of articles on gender, ethnicity and religion and is a co-editor of Gendering Chinese Religion: Subject, Identity and Body (State University of New York Press, 2014). Her collaborative book, Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Religion, Ethnicity and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (Brill, 2016) has won Choice's Most Outstanding Academic Title in 2016. She has begun to work on a new project on gender, religion and twentieth-century Communist revolution in China, and has published several articles on the subject. She is finishing a book manuscript with the working title: Revolution Enchanted: Religion and Gender Politics in the Chinese Communist Revolution, 1942-1950.