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Fulbright Taiwan

Carl Minzner: Who Are We? Evolution of Immigration Policy in Taiwan and Mainland China

Professor Carl Minzner is a Fulbright Cross-Strait Scholar during 2019-2020. He came to Taiwan to conduct research on demographic change, particularly on population aging and policy in Asia. Professor Minzner is an expert in Chinese law and governance, and a law professor at Fordham University. He is the author of “End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise“, exploring China’s transition away from the three-decades-long reform era characterized by political stability, ideological openness, and rapid economic growth. Prof. Minzner holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a M.I.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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章琍吟X郎祖明 藝術管理與國際行銷的困境與突破 (歸國版)

章琍吟(2019-2020臺美藝文專業人才交流獎助計畫獲獎人)完成8個月的交換歸國(文化部提供3個月的獎助經費,但學術交流基金會可視獲獎人需求提供最多12個月的簽證資格和保險費用),期間她於紐約法拉盛文藝中心的華人社區推廣部門,負責行銷宣傳、展覽策劃等工作。透過傅爾布萊特獎助金的支持,在當地品牌經營、通路開發的見聞對她而言深具啟發性。紐約的表演藝術機構多透過募款維持營運,藉由此次交換,琍吟將她的觀察與經驗帶回臺灣,期為國內的表演藝術團隊帶來更多行銷與營運的發展空間。 章琍吟,畢業於臺南大學戲劇創作與應用學系碩士班。從事文化行政工作10餘年,現為非玩不可創意文化有限公司/春河劇團專案經理,曾任職公部門文化中心、私人劇團與學校單位。2017-2018年執行製作客家電視台《幕後有藝思》該節目獲得第53屆金鐘獎人文紀實節目主持人獎。 

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Lay Kou: Integrating Best Practices in Taiwanese Culture of Learning Into the American Pedagogy

This video traces the journey of an elementary school teacher who chose, as part of her Fulbright project, to study teaching best practices in Taiwan and explore the rich cultural traditions of the Taiwanese people. Lay Kou is a dual language immersion teacher in Utah. Prior to receiving the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, she was awarded Teacher of the Month thrice, KSL News Radio & Zions Bank Teacher Feature, and District Outstanding Educator of the Year. Her Fulbright project focused on Taiwanese culture and teaching best practices.

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Natalie Sun: Assessing Heavy Metal Concentrations in Wild Taiwanese Carnivores

Natalie Sun conducted research on the effects of heavy metal pollution on wild Taiwanese carnivores, in collaboration with the National Taiwan University Veterinary Hospital. YangMingShan National Park, where Natalie’s research mostly took place, offers a wide range of rare species to work on. Natalie aimed to replace blood samples with hair samples to study the heavy metal concentrations in several sites. Through this less invasive method of sampling, it reaches a balance between studying environment and protecting animals. Natalie Sun hails from Northern California and received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College. She discovered her passion for veterinary medicine after researching wild tree swallows and hoped to continue her exploration of this interdisciplinary field through her Fulbright research. Natalie is excited to share and apply her new experiences when she attends UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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陳昱嵐X林啟瑩 著作權研究於文化藝術領域的國際合作

陳昱嵐 (2019-2020臺美藝文專業人才交流獎助計畫獲獎人) 曾於美國加州柏克萊大學進行學術訪問研究,此次將深入產業,觀察美國在文化藝術領域——以電影為例,如何透過法律預防爭端發生,以期推進國際間的串聯,建立日後合作網路。 陳昱嵐律師執業近七年時間,專長為稅法、行政法與文化法,同時在臺北藝術大學文化資產與藝術創新博士班就讀。主要案件為行政訴訟,並擔任公司行號顧問律師、政府政策制定委員。

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章琍吟X郎祖明 藝術管理與國際行銷的困境與突破

章琍吟 (2019-2020臺美藝文專業人才交流獎助計畫獲獎人) 在非玩不可創意文化有限公司執行長/春河劇團執行長郎祖明的鼓勵下,將赴美國紐約皇后區的法拉盛藝文中心學習如何與社區或企業/其他通路進行合作,推展跨文化表演藝術活動。 章琍吟於藝術行政與行銷領域耕耘多年,在影視企劃、戲劇創意培訓、舞台劇行銷企劃等方面都有成績。曾參與專案包括:客家電視台《幕後有藝思》、戲劇遊戲課程培訓、臺灣戲曲中心《藝桌ㄦˋ椅》、《當我們同在一起》、《我妻我母我丈母娘》等。

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Dominique Murdock: English Teacher Training and Research through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Dominique Murdock is currently serving her second term as a Fulbright Taiwan grantee. She originally journeyed to Taiwan in 2016 as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Kinmen, and was later awarded a second and third grant from the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) as a TEFL Trainer and Advisor. Being an African American female in Asia, she sometimes struggled to earn credibility as an educator. Therefore, she worked hard to include more cultural diversity in the classroom and training sessions. Dominique Murdock hails from Detroit, MI. Her home institution is The University Of Southern California, where she received her MAT: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  

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Chris Upton: Rights and Rule-Crafting Processes in Taiwan’s Special Indigenous Courts

J. Christopher Upton’s research focuses on Taiwan’s newly created special indigenous courts. Chris conducted an in-depth ethnographic project concentrating on one of these courts, studying how the court crafted rules about indigenous customary practices and how indigenous litigants used the legal system to advance their own understandings of indigenous culture.  Chris Upton is a lawyer and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. During his Fulbright research, Chris was hosted by Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan and the National Museum of Prehistory in Taitung, Taiwan.

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Lillygol Sedaghat: The Glitter of Garbage: Taiwan’s Innovation in Waste Management

Lillygol Sedaghat documented Taiwan’s waste management system and innovations in plastics and electronics recycling through film and digital media. She hopes to inspire conscious consumerism – the realization that every choice we make affects the environment – and spark a global discussion on trash with the #MyWasteMyWay. Using music videos, info-graphics, and maps to promote environmental education, she aims to transform people’s perceptions of trash from something disposable to something valuable.  Although she began her research with limited vocabulary, she believed in the importance of using Chinese as the language of choice for her field work and worked hard to improve her Mandarin. While she is still working on finding her voice, she acknowledges that the journey is long, but definitely worth it. Lillygol Sedaghat is a multi-media environmental journalist and speaker focusing on the intersection among science, systems, and people. She is a 2017-18 Fulbright–National Geographic Digital Storyteller. She is an active contributor to National Geographic’s “Planet or Plastic?” global campaign. Lillygol has spoken at UN World Environment Day, Influence Nation Summit DC, and National Geographic on her research. She completed a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and was named 5 Under 25: Leaders

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Michelle Phillips: Repairing (and Exploiting) the Underclass Image

Michelle Phillips spent her Fulbright year in Taiwan to research on the maid trade system and compares it with the one in Hong Kong. Because of her multilingual background, she can act as a bridge between employers and domestic workers. After trust was built with the domestic workers, she successfully interviewed over 150 people in total. Later, she will bring the experiences and observations from her research to propose changes in Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines regarding better protections for migrant workers and their employers. Michelle Phillips is a 4th-year Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at UC Berkeley. Her current research is focused on the intersection of business, politics and human rights, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. She is focusing on questions ranging from the role of the state in international trade and migration, the effectiveness of certain policies as well as their unintended consequences, and the impact of business interests on the implementation and consistency of government intervention. In an increasingly interconnected global economy, she believes it is crucial to understand what motivates the people behind these institutions, as well as the de facto impact of strategies they implement.  

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