Qiaoqi Chen’s research interests include Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Sociolinguistics, Sociocultural Theories, and Chinese Cinema and Cultural Studies.
I am always fascinated by how humans employ different signs, including language, sound, image, number and other potential signifiers to represent themselves as well as to represent the world that they understand, either consciously or unconsciously. I believe that diversity, despite engendering conflicts, also cultivates an atmosphere of mutual understanding and propels creativity which stimulates social development. Academically, through studying Chinese language, cinema (literature) and culture, I want to take from this particular perspective of the world’s diversity and participate in the multicultural dialogue in the age of globalization. In my spare time, I love to travel, make friends from diverse backgrounds, try out various kinds of cuisines and explore different cultures.
▪ B.A. Northwest Normal University (China), Chinese Language and Literature (Educational Emphasis)
▪ M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, TESOL
- Spring 2014 Chinese 6: Intermediate Modern Chinese
- Winter 2014 Chinese 5: Intermediate Modern Chinese
- Fall 2013 Chinese 1: Elementary Modern Chinese
Other Teaching Experience:
- 2012 Chinese Tutor for American College Students
- 2011- 2012 English Teacher, American Language Institute, IUP
- 2010 Chinese Tutor for American College Students
- 2010 English Tutor for Chinese Immigrants
- 2012-2013: UCSB Graduate USAP Fellowship
- Professor Hsiao-Jung Yu, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
- Professor Michael Berry, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
- Professor Mayfair Yang, Departments of Religious Studies & EALCS