Anudeep earned a Bachelors degree in Development Finance from Kathmandu University, Nepal. She is interested in studying about South Asian migration and diaspora societies. She is working as a Graduate Employee in the Geography Department. Besides Grad School, she engages herself in reading and writing, especially poetry.
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Duong Anh Tu earned his degree in Comparative Culture from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He is currently employed as a Graduate Employee in Art History, while earning his MA degree in Asian Studies. His goal is to earn a PhD in either East Asian Languages and Literature or Religious Studies.
Ken graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in Japanese and Spanish. He was born in California and lived there for a year until he moved to Japan for 3 years. After that, he lived in Mexico for nine years, and then he moved to Eugene. Ken Ezaki received a Promising Scholar Award from the University of Oregon Graduate School and Asian Studies for 2016-17.
Brandon Folse graduated from Nicholls State University with dual B.A.s in history and English literature. He spent many years living and teaching in Taiyuan and Beijing, China. Brandon is a 2015 FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship) recipient with a keen interest in cultural and social issues in modern China.
Veronika earned her undergraduate degree in Chinese language and literature in Dnipropetrovsk National University in Ukraine. She has spent a year at the University of Washington as an exchange student, and later a year in the Northwest University in Xi’an, China as a recipient of the Confucius Institute scholarship. Veronika is earning her M.A. in Asian Studies, and works as a Graduate Employee in Art History.
Shuangting Xiong graduated with a B.A. in English from Renmin University of China. She finished her M.A. degree in English at UO in 2015 before joining Asian Studies. She is interested in Marxist criticism, modern Chinese literature, and ethnic studies. Her research focuses on how gender relations and politics change in relation to economic, political and social changes in late-imperial and modern China.
Katherine Messer graduated with a B.A. degree in History from Morehead State University in Kentucky. She spent a summer abroad in China and extensively studied Chinese language and history. she spent her university fellowship working on a research project on the Tiananmen Square Crisis.