Carrie Jiang is academically interested in combining film and media theories with East Asian cultures, particularly the relationship between East Asian directors’ cinematic expressions and their respective sociocultural contexts. She studied film and media as an undergraduate student at Swarthmore College, where she researched world cinema, Chinese diasporic contemporary cinema and Japanese film history. Being born and raised in Shanghai, China and having a language proficiency in Japanese, she is dedicated to learning more about the interconnectedness, similarities and discrepancies between these two cultures. Of course, she is also excited about embracing other cultures, theories and histories while studying at Yale. She loves watching TV shows, dramas and experimenting on new cooking recipes when she has free time. She is also currently learning Korean out of personal interest.