Danjie Su received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017 and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Arkansas.
Danjie Su's research interests are in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics and language pedagogy, discourse pragmatics, and sociocultural linguistics. Danjie Su's discourse-based research explores the pragmatic and sociocultural aspects of real-life communication involving the Chinese language, with a focus on linguistic choice-making at the discourse level. Her dissertation uses interactive data to study the consequence of grammatical choice-making in Chinese discourse. She also applies discourse analysis to study language pedagogical methods of using authentic materials and social interaction, especially with the aid of technology, to teach learners how to make informed linguistic choices.
For the past decade, Danjie Su has taught all levels of Chinese language as well as content courses in Chinese culture, linguistics, film, and literature in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UCLA and the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Sun Yat-sen University, China. The content courses included Topics in Chinese Language and Culture, Introduction to Chinese Linguistics, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Methods in Asian Linguistics, and Selected Readings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature. She is currently teaching Elementary Chinese and Chinese Culture and Films. She coordinated the L2 Chinese Writing Program at SYSU, responsible for developing a writing curriculum for all levels of Chinese and teacher training. She also has language pedagogical training experience for graduate students. She received an Excellence in Teaching Award from her department at UCLA in 2017.