Jennifer J. Bussio teaches World History to 1500 and World History since 1500. She received her doctorate from Arizona State University, where she specialized in the History of Chinese Religions. Her primary research examines how Chinese religions, particularly Daoism, respond to times of intense political and social turmoil. She is currently working on a set of papers addressing the use of hagiographic steles within Dadao Daoism and the participation of non-Han peoples in Daoist ritual during the Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Other research interests include ethnic identity and its construction, and non-Han peoples' experiences in China.