Dr. Elena Caprioni—Academic Director
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elena Caprioni has joined CIEE as Academic Director. She will be based at Minzu University in Beijing alongside Center Director, Pat Lucas, teaching courses on the Ethnic Identity and Cultural Studies program. In addition, she will coordinate the 2012 Summer ILCP program at Peking University.
Dr. Caprioni has an M.A. in Foreign Literatures and Languages (Chinese) from the University of Rome, Italy. She received her Ph.D. in Chinese Modern and Contemporary History and International Relations from the University of Cagliari, Italy, in 2008. Since coming to China in 2004 as a language student, Dr. Caprioni has been involved with several research projects at Minzu University of China, Renmin University of China and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, as well as the Xinjiang Normal University in Urumqi. Before joining CIEE, she undertook post-doctoral studies on sexist proverbs in the Uyghur language at the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her research interests include gender and identities in Uyghur society as well as the Western Development Program in north-western China, and Chinese diasporas.