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Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education
BioMatthew Palmer (he/him/his) is a Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE).
Fluent in Modern Standard Chinese ("Mandarin") and Japanese, Matthew focuses his research at the intersection of corpus linguistics and computer-assisted language learning. His recent doctoral dissertation reveals previously-unattested language learner comprehension gaps pertaining to the perfective 了 "le": a ubiquitous yet frequently misunderstood Chinese grammatical marker. During his time as a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Matthew taught Chinese linguistics and advanced Chinese language courses.
Matthew holds professional experience in East Asia product localization, automated language assessment, and pedagogical inclusivity training. He is a recipient of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Scholarship, the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship, and the Stanford University Pigott Scholars Award.
In his spare time, Matthew is passionate about mindfulness, video games, and group fitness.
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSpecialisation: world cinema; documentary film; post-war visual cultures; East and Southeast Asian studies; propaganda; media, technology and society; critical theory; postcolonialism
Armando Jose Perez-Gea
BioArmando Perez-Gea is a political theorist & philosopher whose research focuses on exploring Aristotle’s normative thought and contributing these insights to current debates, particularly those connected to institutional design. His main project is providing an Aristotelian response to the dominant theory of the state (where the state is the organization with the monopoly of legitimate violence). His secondary projects are an Aristotelian theory of vice & viciousness and political economy & theory of institutions. He is currently a Fellow to Diversify Teaching and Learning at Stanford University. He has a PhD in political science and philosophy and an MA in economics from Yale.
His primary research proposes an Aristotelian theory of the state, in which the state is an association built upon a self-sufficient association and has as its twin goals to create a public realm where honor (understood as the recognition of a life worth remembering) is visible and to exercise a type of authority which has as its standard non-domination (“republican rule”). Currently his focus is expanding this last claim about authority by exploring Aristotle's theory of arche/rule and engaging with the workplace democracy literature.
You can find him at the gym's weight room, walking around campus, and - like other Mexican-Americans - practicing his Spanish so that his grandmother (or abuela, as many movies like to call them) doesn't complain about his becoming less and less Mexican each day.
His personal webpage is: https://app.getsphere.com/armando-jose-perez-gea
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATIONS: Social Media and Changes to Mass Media; Art Versus Commerce; Liberal Arts Education & Public Schools; Social/Racial Justice; Consumer Culture; Music & Film; Technology & Learning; Public Policy
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing In the Disciplines; Tutoring Pedagogy; Rhetoric of Children's Culture; 18th-Century Studies
PWR Advanced Lecturer
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Facilitation and Mobilization of Social Movements in the Digital and Public Spheres; Communication of Community-Led Responses to Climate Change; the Role and Impact of Scholar Activism; Participatory Research; Rhetoric of Sustainability and Environmental Humanities; Rhetoric of Global and Local Development