We at CT Humanities are thrilled to announce that Lian Partridge joined the CTH staff on Monday. Lian’s work as Grants & Program Assistant will be integral to helping CTH advance its mission in the state.
Lian received a BA in English Literature with a double minor in Chinese Culture and Language and Cinema Studies from Northeastern University and a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
She has worked with adult students in both administrative and teaching roles at various institutions, such as UCLA Extension, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and Shantou University in Shantou, China. In her teaching roles, she has enjoyed the opportunities to work with immigrant and bilingual groups, as well as guiding students to explore the intersections of language and culture.
After spending several years in California and abroad, she is happy to be returning to Connecticut where she spent half her childhood.
As someone who dedicated her studies and teaching to language, literature, intercultural communication, and film, Lian says, “I am particularly excited about CTH’s mission of promoting public humanities and look forward to learning about and helping to facilitate CTH’s support of the great humanities projects happening around Connecticut!”