Professor David Leiwei Li, University of Oregon Department of English, recently received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. He will lecture and do research at Chelsea School of Art and Design, the University of Arts, London from January through June 2013. Li is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Women in Society.
“It was a great honor to have won the fellowship,’ said Li. “As a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts, London, I shall complete my ongoing monograph, Globalization on Speed: Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Contemporary Chinese Cinema, under contract with Stanford University Press. Besides enabling me to devote time to research, I also cherish the opportunity Fulbright has provided for me to have interdisciplinary intellectual exchange with the dynamic colleagues in London, UK, and the European scholarly community.”
David Li is a native son of Shanghai and a naturalized American. He obtained his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, taught and tenured at the University of Southern California, and is now professor of English and the Collins Professor of the Humanities at UO. Besides essays in journals and anthologies, he is the author of Imagining the Nation: Asian American Literature and Cultural Consent (Stanford UP, 1998), and the editor of Globalization & the Humanities (HK UP, 2004) and Asian American Literature, a four-volume, 2,240 page collection of scholarly criticism (Routledge, 2012). Aside from his scholarship and teaching, David Li is also an avid visual artist with his photography shown in juried exhibitions.
The Fulbright Commission selects scholars through a rigorous application and interview process. In making these awards the Commission looks not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme, and a plan to give back to the recipient’s home country upon returning.
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