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  • Matthew Palmer

    Matthew Palmer

    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 δΊ† "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.

  • Armando Jose Perez-Gea

    Armando Jose Perez-Gea

    COLLEGE Lecturer

    BioArmando Perez-Gea is a Fellow to Diversify Teaching and Learning and Lecturer for Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). He was an undergraduate at Stanford where he completed majors in Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy and a co-terminal MA in Philosophy. After working as a consultant in DC and teaching in Mexico City, he went to Yale to pursue a MA in Economics, MPhil in Political Science and Philosophy, MAR in Philosophy in Religion, and PhD in Political Science and Philosophy.

    Armando is working on a book titled "An Aristotelian Theory of the State", which argues that Weber's definition of the state as the monopoly of legitimate violence is mistaken. Instead we should turn to Aristotle to see what he thought the state is. In particular the state's relation to the self-sufficient association, its creation of a public sphere where honor (understood as striving to live a life worth remembering) is exercised, and it allowing for the exercise of republican rule. He is also working on a project to develop an Aristotelian theory of vice and viciousness.

    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.

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