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  • Professor
  • Department of Education

Charles Bazerman is a Professor in the Department of Education. His commitment to literacy and the teaching of writing started over forty years ago when he was teaching first and third grade in inner-city Brooklyn. Then he saw concretely how learning to read and write changed the dispositions and bearing of individual children, made possible a successful relationship to schooling, and improved life chances. He also saw the effects of children on entering the world of literacy. A few years later, when he began teaching at City University of New York during the early years of open admissions, he found professional satisfaction in helping students enter into the literate discussion of the university. His research and pedagogic interests started from the teaching of writing to encompass the ways we make use of reading in our writing and then the ways in which academic writing is organized around the literatures of the several disciplines.

Prof. Bazerman's Faculty Papge

  • University of California
  • Santa Barbara

The Executive Committee provides oversight, reviews the plans of the Institute, and examines and approves the annual Institute plan of activities and budget proposal and final financial accounts of the Institute.

  • Lecturer
  • Acting Director of Confucius Institute

Lecturer
Chinese Language Program Coordinator
Acting Director of Confucius Institute

Current Research:
Chinese Language&Chinese Classical Literature

 

Haotian Li
  • Lecturer (Oct.2016-Present)

Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Shandong University

Current Research:
Practical Knowledge of TCSL Teachers

Previous Position:
Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
College of International Education at Shandong University

Current Position:
Lecturer in Chinese language, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department, UCSB

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

Xiaorong Li’s areas of research are concerned with gender and literary production, women’s writings, literati culture, and literary trends in the late imperial period (ca. 1500–1900).  She also conducts research on women poets in classical Chinese poetry in Japan and Korea from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Although her primary focus is on gender issues, she is at pains to situate the study of women within the broader historical and cultural context of the particular era. 

Prof. Li's Faculty Page

  • Professor
  • Department of Political Science

Professor Lien’s primary research interest is the political participation and representation of Asian and other nonwhite Americans. Most of her recent work examines the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and nativity in political behavior, both of the elites and the mass. She is a co-principal investigator of the Gender and Multicultural Leadership project http://www.gmcl.org and a co-author of a forthcoming book Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America (Cambridge UP, 2016) based on this project.

Prof. Lien's Faculty Page

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  • Ellison 3709
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  • Lecturer (Sep.2014-Jun.2016)

Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Shandong University

Current Research:
Joseph Conrad, Comparative literature and World Literature

Previous Position:
Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
College of International Education at Shandong University

Current Position:
Lecturer in Chinese language, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department, UCSB
 

Prof. Mayfair Yang
  • Professor
  • Director of Confucius Institute

PhD Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Professor Religious Studies & East Asian Studies, UCSB

Current Research:
Revival of popular religion in contemporary China.

Other Interests:
Cultural Anthropology
Gender Studies
Media Studies
Political economy
Anthropology of the state