International Visiting Scholars 2018-19

This fall St. Olaf College hosts five international visiting scholars from Shanghai, China’s East China Normal University (ECNU).  A Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) is on campus for the academic year, assisting with Russian language classes. A Brazilian Kierkegaard scholar is also visiting for the year. Listed below are brief introductions of the scholars. Please feel free to contact them and welcome them to St. Olaf College and the Northfield community.

Fall Scholars

Feng, Hui (Melissa) is from Kaifeng, China. She has a B.A. in English from East China Normal University in Shanghai. Ms. Feng is a graduate student from ECNU with a research interest in Chinatowns in the United States and Australia.  Her academic liaison is Stephanie Montgomery, Instructor in Asian Studies and History. Melissa lives at the O’Neill House from September – December 2018, phone 786-8509. Email: feng5@stolaf.edu.

Liu, Da-wei (David) is from Shanghai, China. Dr. Liu received his doctorate in the field of Demography – Human Resources Management from East China Normal University and is an Associate Professor at ECNU. Dr. Liu plans to research the American Labor Standards. His academic liaison is Associate Professor of Economics Mark Pernecky. Dr. Liu lives at Larson Hall 102 from September – December 2018. Email:liu24@stolaf.edu.

Lou, Shiyue (Grace) is from Shanghai, China. She has a B.A. in English Literature from East China Normal University in Shanghai. Grace is a graduate student from ECNU and will conduct a comparative study of Chinese students studying in the United States with Chinese students studying in Australia. Her academic liaison is Associate Professor of Education, Elizabeth Leer. Grace lives at the O’Neill House from September – December 2018, phone 786-8509. Email:lou1@stolaf.edu.

Miao, Shenchao (Coco) is from Shanghai, China, with a B.A. in English from East China Normal University. Ms. Miao is a graduate student from ECNU with a research interest in Chinese medicine in the United States and Australia.  Her academic liaison is Professor of Chemistry, Bob Hanson. Coco lives at the O’Neill House from September – December 2018, phone 786-8509. Email:miao1@stolaf.edu.

Yu, Yufan (Fae) is from Changshu, China. Ms. Yu graduated from ECNU with a B.A. in English and is pursuing her graduate degree in Australian Studies. Fae will focus on a comparative study of contemporary Chinese-American and Chinese-Australian Literature. Her academic liaison is Professor of English, Mary Trull. Fae lives at the O’Neill House for International Scholars from September – December 2018, phone 786-8509. Email:yu6@stolaf.edu.

 

Fulbright Scholar

Natarova, Sofya is our Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Russia. She is assisting in Russian language classes, helping in the Russian Department and living at the Russian House from August through May 2019. Email:nataro1@stolaf.edu.

 

Kierkegaard Scholar

Lazzaretti, Lucas Piccinin is the Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. During this time in the Hong Kierkegaard Library he plans to complete his dissertation and translate Kierkegaard’s first texts into Portuguese (from the papers of one still living and first newspaper articles). Lucas Lazzaretti is Brazilian and he is a Ph.D. candidate at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR) in philosophy. His dissertation is on the relations between becoming and stillness in a Kierkegaardian analysis of the phenomenon of existence. Working as a translator, Lazzaretti has recently published some of Miguel de Unamuno’s books into Portuguese as well as articles translated from English, Italian, German and French. Lazzaretti is the author of three books on philosophy: Giordano Bruno and Tommaso Campanella: An analysis of world-view condemnations (2017); Dostoiévski: Mortification and resurrection in The House of Dead (2018); and Sacco and Vanzetti: the mirrors of ideology(2018). He recently published his first novel, Sombreir, and he’s been finishing his first poem collection to be published in March, 2019. His field of interest is to consider Kierkegaard as one of the most important bridges between modern and contemporary philosophy. In connection, Lazzaretti’s research takes into consideration the German Idealism and German Romanticism on Kierkegaard’s works, as well as Kierkegaard’s influences on philosophers such as Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Miguel de Unamuno, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida. He lives at the Kierkegaard House on Lincoln Lane from September 2018 until August 2019. Email: lazzar1@stolaf.edu.