"I am a racialized settler and second-generation Chinese Canadian who is typically found losing herself in a sitcom or on the hunt for vintage goods."

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Student Profile: Amila Li

English literature Master's Student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

December 08, 2020
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I am a racialized settler and second-generation Chinese Canadian who is typically found losing herself in a sitcom or on the hunt for vintage goods.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I chose to pursue my studies at SFU because the institution's commitment to interdisciplinary research, particularly on issues of social inequality, grants many opportunities for intellectual and professional growth.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

My research looks toward literature as a means of understanding the complex intersection between race, economy, and mental health.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I am particularly enjoying the SFU English department's openness to new ways of thinking which push the boundaries of conventional research.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

I am the recipient of the 2019 Robert Hancock Dunham Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship and the 2020 SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship. This funding has provided the time, space, and nourishment needed to undertake my research.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?

My essay will be published in issue 15.1 of UBC's film journal Cinephile in Spring 2021.

Contact Amila: amilal@sfu.ca