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, Chinese as a second language, and discourse pragmatics. Using primarily Chinese data, Danjie Su's research focuses on linguistic choice-making at the discourse level and its L2 pedagogical application: 1) Her linguistic research explores the pragmatic and sociocultural aspects of linguistic choice-making in Chinese discourse. Her dissertation uses interactive data to study the consequence of linguistic choice-making in Chinese conversational discourse. 2) She also applies discourse analysis to study language pedagogical methods of using authentic materials and social interaction to teach learners how to make informed linguistic choices. Danjie Su is a founding co-editor of Guoji Hanyu, a journal on teaching Chinese as a second language. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication.
For the past decade, Danjie Su has taught all levels of Chinese language as well as content courses in Chinese linguistics, culture, literature, & film and Asian linguistics in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA, the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Arkansas, and the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Sun Yat-sen University, China. She coordinated the L2 Chinese Writing Program at SYSU, overseeing a program of eighteen writing courses that covered all levels of Chinese. She also has language pedagogical training experience for graduate students. She received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UCLA in 2017.
World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Kimpel Hall 425
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
danjiesu (at) uark.edu