Carnegie Mellon University

Ting Su

Ting Su

Adjunct Instructor of Chinese Studies

Education: M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Asian Studies


I join the Department of Modern Languages from the University of Michigan, where I earned my degree in Asian Studies. My thesis, "Historicizing Tibetan Dance in China: Contact Zones and Cross-Ethnicity Collaborations," was awarded the Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for World Performance Student Summer Research Grant, and Lieberthal-Rogel Center Summer Research Award at the University of Michigan. 

In my research, I delve into Tibetan cultural heritage through dance performance, illuminating its role as a conduit between Tibetan and Chinese cultures across time and space. My research interests encompass Chinese studies, performance studies, and cultural studies. 

At Carnegie Mellon University, I engage in a close collaboration with the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, working to redesign the "Elementary Chinese" course and harnessing AI technologies like ChatGPT to enhance the instruction of Chinese language and culture in university classrooms.

  • Elementary Chinese

Department Member Since 2023