Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Andrea Wright

Committee Members

Adela Amaral

Katherine Barko-Alva


This thesis focuses on the ways in which modernity, race and queerness (re)(dis)articulate with language in Taiwan, specifically in the context of English language education. I am interested in the imaginations that are created, and the ways that these imaginations both order and are ordered by power of multiple scales. In the city, this is manifest in popular conceptions of both Taiwanese and foreign (white) English teachers, the mainstream system and its flaws, and the materiality of the English section on the national college entrance exam. At my internship, this became manifest in our frameworks for alternatives, everyday methodologies and projects of education, and the ways that both were promoted and legitimated.

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