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University Hall 5009
(205) 934-4805

Pronouns: She/Her

Research and Teaching Interests: Aesthetics, Applied Ethics, especially Bioethics, Early Modern Philosophy, and Chinese Philosophy

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., or by appointment


  • BA (First Class Honors), Shaanxi Normal University, Philosophy
  • MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, Philosophy
  • PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, Philosophy

I was born and raised in Xi'an, China. My philosophical journey began as a first-generation college graduate. Throughout my intellectual pursuit, the unwavering support of my family enabled me to explore the world with boundless curiosity. Driven by a desire to better understand people, society, and the world, I chose to major in philosophy as a freshman, albeit with limited prior knowledge. But this turned out to be one of the best choices I’ve made, leading me to receive my Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2022. Following a year of teaching at Mizzou, I embraced the opportunity to join UAB.

I have wide research and teaching interests. But my current research focuses on aesthetics, specifically, aesthetic experience contextualized within cross-cultural studies. As an international scholar trained in Western and non-Western methodologies and traditions, I delve into the area from a distinct perspective and aim to offer a refreshing approach of “seeing” that has a real chance of being universally applicable in diverse cultures and various art forms. Besides aesthetics, I’m also interested in applied ethics, especially bioethics, since I was a graduate instructor. I enjoy exploring topics like healthcare resource distribution, cloning, pandemics, etc. with my students, fostering thought-provoking discussions in and out of the classroom.

In my spare time, I love to practice yoga, wander around in museums and galleries, build Legos, and hike in the forest or mountains.