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February 2019 DEI Spotlight - Jieqiong Wang

February 2019 DEI SPOTLIGHT

Name: Jieqiong Wang

Jieiqong Wang

Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers

Affiliation/Title: Student

Degree(s): Master of Architecture; Ph.D. Candidate of Architecture

Home Country: People's Republic of China

Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, English

Gender Identity: Female

Racial Identity/Ethnicity: Asian

Favorite food: Rice cake (糍粑), Braised fish (红烧鱼)

Favorite book and why: One of my favorite books is Fortress Besieged (围城), by Qian Zhongshu (钱钟书).  I like Qian’s way of using satire and humor to depict the art of dealing with people in a Chinese society.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Travel, visit family, watch movies

DEI Contribution/Highlight: In collaboration with Taubman faculty and students, I’m interested in exploring and presenting alternative understandings of architecture and cities. Our work on the project Architecture Collaboration in Chinese Theory provides a space for international students to read non-English-language texts and seeks to expand sources for curriculum at Taubman College.

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? We could be privileged and disprivileged at the same time in different circumstances. Building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion matters to each of us.


Additional February 2019 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights:

Lesli Hoey. Reetha Raveendran. India Solomon. Jieqiong Wang.

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