Xin Zhang
Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Intercultural Communication at Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Intercultural Communication at Duke Kunshan University. She received her MA and Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literature specializing in Chinese Language Pedagogy (2016) from the Ohio State University. In 2016-19, she held an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship and served as a visiting assistant professor of Chinese at Oberlin College. Dr. Zhang specializes in second language acquisition, language pedagogy, and intercultural communication manifested in language teaching, program building and teacher training. She has directed intensive study-abroad Chinese programs including the Critical Language Scholarship program, and has received several awards for her projects from Chinese Language Teachers Association (USA), Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium, National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Association and National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages. Dr. Zhang is currently writing her book A Pedagogy of Target Culture Expectation, and co-editing a volume, which is forthcoming with Routledge, entitled Third Space and Chinese Pedagogy: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in Another Culture. She is co-director of the Third-Space Humanities Research Lab at Duke Kunshan University.

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