Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

• Doctor of Philosophy

Thesis: “Lianhuanhua: Image, Text, Projection, and Record in 20th Century Chinese Graphic Novels”

Supervisor: Dr. Heather Inwood
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

2022 (expected)
• Master of Arts

Thesis: “The Shanghai Manhua Society: a history of early Chinese cartoonists, 1918-1938”

Supervisor: Dr. Christopher G. Rea
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

2016
• Bachelor of Arts, Chinese

Thesis: Translation of graphic novelist Nie Jun’s memoir “Searching for the Sea.”

Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan O. Pease
Department of World Languages and Literature, Portland State University

2010

 

OTHER TRAINING

• Mandarin Chinese
International Student Center, Harbin Institute of Technology
2007-08
• Information Technology
Portland Community College
2005-07

AWARDS AND HONORS

• Graduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies
Beifang International Education Group
2018-21
• Co-PI (with John A. Crespi, Madeleine Gent, and Orion Martin)
Manhua Research Grant
Huang Yao Foundation
2016
• Gregory Tso Memorial Scholarship in Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
2014-15
• Co-PI (with Donald Baker and Daisuke Miyao) for Workshop & Visiting Speaker Grant
University of British Columbia
2014
• Faculty of Arts Graduate Award
University of British Columbia
2013-15
• Foreign Languages Area Studies (FLAS) Award (declined)
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois
2013
• McNair Scholars Undergraduate Leadership Stipend ($1000)
Portland State University
2010

WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant to Dr. Mikael Adolphson, Introduction to East Asian Studies
Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
2020-2021
Freelance Translator 2014 – Present
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Qian Wang, Chinese Language Program
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
2013-2015
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Thomas Hunter, Gender in Southeast Asia
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Summer 2014
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Christopher Rea, Global Chinese Cinemas
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Spring 2014
Instructor, English
SmartWin International English, Shanghai
2010-13
Tutor, Mandarin Chinese
Peer Learning Center, Portland State University
2009-10

SERVICE

Graduate Representative
Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
2019-20
Contributing Editor
China Channel, Los Angeles Review of Books
2017 – Present
Translation Editor
Ricepaper Magazine
2017 – 2018
Teaching Assistant Training Program Coordinator
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
2014-15
Graduate Representative
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
2013-14

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

British Association for Chinese Studies  2020
 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association  2017
 Association of Asian Studies  2015

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Native North American English, advanced spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.