Jin Yun Chow is currently a third year doctoral candidate at Stanford University’s department of Comparative Literature. She studies the language politics between Arabic, French, and Vietnamese in former colonies of the French empire through looking at fiction and poetry. Her research interests include 20th-21st century North African Francophone and Arabophone literature, Indochinese Francophone Literature, and Francophone language politics. She is a huge language nerd, and the main languages that she works with are French, Chinese and Arabic.
Irene Hsu is a senior majoring in English Literature, minoring in Computer Science. As a Research Assistant, she works on the Poetic Media Lab's Lacuna Stories, a social annotation platform for classroom learning. She writes and reads poetry, fiction, the things in between, and the things beyond. She is also picking out tunes on the ukulele.