Hong Li, Professor of Pedagogy, ChineseHong_Li


Hong Li received her undergraduate degree in Chinese Language and Literature at Beijing Teachers College. Her Masters degree in Chinese Linguistics was from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She also received her Ph.D. in Chinese Linguistics from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and joined the Emory faculty in 1996 to establish the Chinese program.  In addition to the noodle, Hong’s areas of interest are:  Discourse analysis and conversational analysis, Second language acquisition, Language pedagogy, and Chinese linguistics and its relation to society.

Christine Ristaino, Senior Lecturer, Italian


Photo taken by Emory University.

Christine Ristaino teaches Italian Language and Culture at Emory University where she also advocates for educational excellence, student rights, violence prevention, diversity and equality. In addition to this project on the noodle, she has published two books, one on cultural acquisition and the other on female agency in the inquisition.  She recently completed a memoir entitled The Little Girl Is Me, which investigates her exploration of identity after she was attacked in a parking lot. Ristaino is also a Fellow in The OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship at Emory University and has published articles in the Guardian, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on child advocacy, coping with violence, and topics around diversity.  She currently directs the undergraduate Italian program, the Scholarship and Service Program, and the Vision in Action Program, all at Emory University.


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