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Student Profile: Ziwei Yan

September 22, 2021
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English doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

I like reading modernist novels and science fiction. I love reading research articles concerning psychoanalysis and theories of consciousness. My hobbies are playing basketball and soccer. But I also like painting and drawing in my leisure time.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I came to SFU because my supervisor Dr. Clint Burnham is doing research in psychoanalysis and I am interested in this field.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

I normally tell my parents that my research involves studying English culture and literature as well as looking at how psychoanalysis helps us understand human behaviors and broader social phenomenon.

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

I like the facilities provided by SFU (the library) and the knowledgeable teachers at the English Department.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

Ann & William Messenger Graduate Fellowship. This research funding has encouraged me to work harder in the field of psychoanalysis. It also allows me to focus more time on cutting-edge research subjects featured in international conferences.

 

Contact : zya78@sfu.ca

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