Bryan Lynch graduated summa cum laude in economics from New York University in 2014. During his time at NYU, he interned at a financial media startup as well as a U.S. Senator’s office in New York City. After graduating, he worked on Wall Street for a year and a half, where he composed research reports on over 35 stocks in the basic materials sector. Compelled by a lifelong magnetism towards Chinese culture, he then spent a year abroad studying Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing, during which time he garnered first prize in the university’s annual “International Student Chinese Speech Competition”, and also served as a co-host for a school-wide karaoke contest.
Bryan’s current research interests lie in analyzing modern China’s social, political, and economic trends, as well as the evolution of the Chinese language catalyzed by these emerging forces. In particular, he wishes to explore how the stratification of formal and colloquial speech in the Chinese language affects debate and action throughout different realms of Chinese society. Outside of class, Bryan enjoys reading literature, poetry, philosophy, and history, as well long-distance running and playing chess.