Lishu Gang (NATI '20, People's Republic of China)

September 30, 2019

Lishu has studied in seven countries. After study at UWC Costa Rica, Lishu joined the inaugural class at Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, USA where she graduated with BA in Arts and Humanities and BSc in Social Sciences. Her current pursuit focuses on nation-states and migration.

What is your goal in life?

To challenge the boundaries of geopolitical space, identities, and disciplines of knowledge production. It sounds abstract but I’ve been working towards it using platforms of research-based storytelling (filmmaking and writing), cultural education, and policy advising.

What made you choose your particular course of study?

A few interests are constantly present in my life: culture, identity, and their intersections with language. As I explored these interests from various subjects ranging from history and philosophy to psychology and politics, I realized that I have to investigate deeper on a critical paradigm underpinning all of them and our lived experiences: the nation-state/border/citizenship paradigm.

What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?

To expand my interpersonal, academic, and professional networks, as I care about forming organic and deep connections with people. And I want to continue building my knowledge base and critical thinking skills in the topics I’m interested in, be it from classes and professors, or from intellectual discussions with other students.