An op-ed I wrote about China, Taiwan, and the politics of Chinese language learning has been published on Hippo Reads, a new media site that brings academic insights to a broader audience. If you’re interested in submitting, they have more information on their website.
Since my return from Oslo I’ve resumed my post as the lead graduate mentor for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at UCLA. This is my eighth quarter working with the program.
Last summer, I developed the syllabus for the academic professionalization course that is at the core of the program. Now, I get to teach the workshops that I designed. The juniors are learning about the structure of academic careers, while the seniors are working on elevator pitches about their thesis projects. Next quarter, we’re preparing both cohorts to present their research at UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Week.
Public radio appearance
I was interviewed for a story about the intergenerational transmission and maintenance of lunar new year traditions on KPCC. In less academic terms, that means that I was on the radio talking about red underwear.