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“I am a child of an immigrant from Hong Kong. My grandparents were also Chinese immigrants to the U.S. It is common for the second or third generation to return to the culture, to study the language. I wanted to understand Chinese immigration to the US, and that has always been a very important topic to me as a scholar. Later, I found that I could study literature and media and look at Asian- American representation and at the history of how the Chinese immigrated to the U.S.” That is how Dr. Danielle Seid explains why she has such a diverse academic background. This native of San Diego, California received her bachelor’s in humanities and Chinese from San Diego State University, her master’s in English and Cultural Studies from the University of Hawaii, Mānoa, and her doctorate in English from the University of Oregon. Today she is an assistant professor in the Department of English of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.


This work was originally published in College Talk.



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