Cui Chen



Chen Cui is a “doctorant” and “chargé de cours” of medieval English language and literature in the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Denis Renevey. He studied in Peking, Venice, Bamberg, and Geneva before relocating to Lausanne in 2021 to conduct a doctoral project entitled "Eco-Narrative and Self-Expression in Medieval European Travel Writing" and, henceforth, has conducted research stay and further learning abroad in the University of Iceland (Reykjavík), Boston College (USA, Massachusetts), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), and University of Oxford (UK).


Education Background

2013-2017 BA (Humanities), Capital Normal University, Peking, PRC

2017-2018 MA (Linguistics), Beijing Language and Culture University, Peking, PRC

2018-2021 Double MA (English and Germanic Philology, summa cum laude

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Deutschland 

(Jointly conferred and recognised also by Université Paris-Diderot and Universität Graz)


Academic Mobility

09.2015-06.2016 Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia (Erasmus Scholarship)

02.2021-09.2021 Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Deutschland 

(Erasmus Scholarship)

03.2019-06.2019 & 09.2020-12.2020 Venice International University (Globalisation Programme, awards of academic excellence)

02.2021-09.2021 Université de Genève, Suisse (Swiss-European Mobility, funded by Swiss federal government)

06.06.2022 – 11.06.2022 Venice International University, graduate seminar on Environmental Humanities (full scholarship)

13.06.2022 – 17.06.2022 Venice International University, PhD Academy on Area Studies (full scholarship)

01.07.2022 – 31.07.2022 University of Iceland, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (Modern Icelandic Summer School)

20.12.2022 – 20.02.2023 “visiting scholar” at Boston College, English Department


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