Hometown: Xi’an, China
M.Ed. Cross-Cultural & International Education, Bowling Green State University, US
A.B.D. Applied Linguistics in English, Shanghai International Studies University, China
M.A. Intercultural Communication Studies, Xi’an International Studies University, China
B.A. English Language & Literature, Xi’an International Studies University, China
Expected Graduation Date: May 2019
Xiaoli’s broad research interest is in the intersection of intercultural and interpersonal communication, migration and transnational families, bilingual (English-Chinese) interpretation and translation of cultural heritage and conference speeches and addresses, and homeschools in China. Specifically, her research explores Chinese transnational families’ cross-cultural experiences in the US and their cross-border communication with family members in China. Her secondary research interests are in intercultural competence, cultural shock, cultural conflict, misinterpretation, stereotypes, and the undercover homeschools in China. Her academic practices are in the intercultural competence training, bilingual translation of cultural heritage, online news coverage, and simultaneous and consecutive oral interpretations in conferences.