Lamyu Maria Bo completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California Berkeley in English and Linguistics, with minors in Chinese and Japanese language. She graduated with high honors after receiving the Mark Shorer Prize for most outstanding thesis in the English department. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (CU). During her first year at, she received the Bennet Memorial Award for the best MA essay on a comparative topic. Currently, she is working on a dissertation that examines the effect of translation on cultural diplomacy between the U.S. and China during the Cold War. At Columbia, she has worked as a fellow for the Center for Teaching and Learning and taught in the Columbia Core curriculum. Most recently, she works as a graduate research fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's two-year Sawyer Seminar on “Global Language Justice” at ICLS.