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Fall 2010 Coordinators
Department of English
Keming Liu is Professor of English at Medgar Evers College. She holds an EdD in linguistics from Columbia University’s Teachers College and MA degrees in technology and ESL from Columbia University and Hunter College respectively. Her research explores the impact of language upon identity, politics, pedagogy and cognition. Her publications include refereed articles on composition, linguistics and literature. Her recent book, Voices of the Fourth Generation: China's Poets Today (Floating World Editions, 2010) includes an historical and critical introduction to an anthology of Chinese poems in English translation. Other publications include a chapter in Adult ESL: Politics, Pedagogy, and Participation in Classroom and Community Programs (Erlbaum, 1998) and a book-length primer, Fingertip Chinese (2nd ed., Weatherhill, 2011). Her articles have appeared in Urban Education, Geolinguistics and she regularly reviews linguistics and literature titles for Choice Magazine. She also writes about art and design for a Chinese fashion and lifestyle magazine and has contributed to Fodor’s publications on Chinese culture and customs. Her current work in progress is an anthology of contemporary Taiwanese fiction and poetry in English translation. She serves on the executive board of New York State TESOL and is a board member of American Geolinguistics Society.
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