Xianzhi Lafond is currently a doctoral candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a writer, translator and editor, and is currently an assistant editor with Tsinghua Studies of Western Philosophy, Tsinghua University, China. She received a BA in english language and literature and a MA in literary theory and philosophy from universities in China. In addition, she received a second MA in American studies from Heidelberg University in Germany. After receiving her Ph.D., Xianzhi plans to join the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in order to prepare for a career at the United Nations to promote human rights and education for underrepresented people. Additionally, she speaks multiple languages including English, Chinese, Japanese and German.
Updated May 2016