Julia McClenon (黎思月) is a graduate student exploring lived temporality and Chinese religiosities. She follows scholarship on time across the humanities and sciences, and is interested in cross-disciplinary work and collaboration.
In Winter Quarter 2019 she is a TA for David White in the course RS12: Religious Approaches to Death. She previously TA’d for Dominic Steavu in the course Introduction to Taoism.
She is a former U.S. diplomat to China (2012-2014) and is currently editorial assistant of the peer-reviewed journal Religion, as well as a Mandarin teacher at a private boarding school. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (East Asia) from the Global College of Long Island University.
Her research interests include: Daoism and Chinese Buddhism (modern and pre-modern); folk religiosities of East Asia; time (anthropology, sociology, theoretical physics, philosophy, material studies, communication); divination; first contact; and cross-cultural contact with China.