Past Spotlights

  • Alumni Spotlight

“My graduate school years in EALC were truly magical. Having the resources to pursue my research wherever it might lead allowed me to ask questions and learn more than I ever thought possible before joining the department. Throughout my studies,…

  • Faculty Spotlight

Professor Haiyan Lee recently spoke with NPR reporter Neda Ulaby on cicadas in Chinese folklore, poetry, and military strategy. 

  • Alumni Spotlight

"I had the great privilege of working with some incredible scholars and mentors at EALC. Their commitment to scholarship, critical inquiry, and mentorship was inspiring. The department provided me with an intellectual home that was never…

Under a microscope, Professor Li Liu finds and records starch grains.

Image credit: L.A. Cicero

  • Faculty Spotlight

Researchers have found evidence of ancient beer production from different kinds of crops all over the world.

From our modern point of view, beer might just be a mind-altering beverage. But in fact, it has played a significant part in…

  • Alumni Spotlight

"EALC has provided me the space and freedom to take advantage of the ample Stanford resources to pursue my broad interests. The community experience stands out as unique among academic institutions. The BBQs, Knight basement parties, pre-class…