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Hoi Lun Helen Wan

Visiting Instructor
International Studies and Languages, Seaver College
PLC 197


Helen Wan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures specializing in sociolinguistics and Cantonese/Chinese Linguistics. Her current research interests include political discourse, gesture analysis and gender studies. She has been teaching various courses including introduction to Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Chinese Linguistics and Culture, Languages and Cultures in Asia, Cantonese as well as Mandarin Chinese at UCLA and the University of Hong Kong. She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong and an M.A. from University College London.


  • Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020 (expected)


  • Pauley Fellowship & University Fellowship 2015, 2019


  • CHIN 151
  • CHIN 351