Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Qianqian Zhang-Wu


Zhang-Wu, Q. (2022). Once a Chinese International Student and Now an English Professor: An Autoethnographic Self-Inquiry of Journeys Against Linguicism and Monolingual Ideologies. Journal of International Students,12(S2), 32–49.

Hometown: Boston, USA

Research interest:
Multilingual writing, international higher education, multilingual international students

What is your current project? A book under contract with Multilingual Matters in UK titled "Looking Inward: Autoethnographic Explorations of Lived Raciolinguistic Experiences Among Multilingual Scholars"

What three hashtags or words describe you the best?
academic mama, former international student researching on international students, multilingual writing researcher

Bucket list item? Heli skiing. [Heli skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter —it is about skiing in natural environments - ed.]

What is your favorite music and food? I love Jay Chou's songs and music. My favorite food is okonomiyaki in Japan.

What is your favorite TV show or movie? My favorite TV show is "LOST."

What is a fun fact about you? I am a former international student who loves to conduct research on multilingual international students.

Guilty pleasure? Coffee, more coffee, drinking coffee while gaming with PlayStation 5

What is your favorite place on Earth? Home.

What superpower would you want to have? I already have enough superpower I need :D

When did you decide to pursue a career in academia? When I was in kindergarten!

Why did you decide to pursue a career in academia? A very important mentor once told me: "Go ahead and do whatever you have true passion in. No one can stop you from being successful."

Connect with Dr. Zhang-Wu: Twitter