Jen-Li Ko
Dr. Jen-Li KoMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 447

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7641
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Assistant Professor

Languages, Literatures and Cultures


  • Ph.D. 2011, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A. 1998, University of East Anglia, UK
  • B.A. 1997, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Courses Taught

  • CHNS 1001: Elementary Chinese 1
  • CHNS 1002: Elementary Chinese 2
  • CHNS 2001: Intermediate Chinese 1
  • CHNS 2002: Intermediate Chinese 2
  • CHNS 3200: Chinese Culture and Civilization
  • CHNS 3215: Chinese Cuisine and Culture
  • CHNS 3230: Chinawood: Chinese Film and Culture
  • CHNS 3300: Chinese Society: Speaking and Reading Skills
  • CHNS 3700: Chinese Business Culture
  • CHNS 4931/LLAC4931: Topics in Foreign Language, Culture and Literature

Research Interests

Transnational migration, race and ethnicity, language and identity, museum exhibitions and cultural representations, Asian American studies, Chinese language and culture


  • Chinese pedagogy
  • Chinese culture and civilization
  • Technology and language teaching


  • Ko, J., Joslyn, J., Lu, G., Palmer, J., Charles, M., Sanganalu Matth, A., Parsons, B., Tatum, R., Redmann, C., & Bialkowski, W. (2022). Empowering Those Who Seek to End Hunger through Collaboration and Innovation. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 32(3),92-101. DOI:
  • Ko, J. (2011). Cultural Representations and Museums: The Construction of Ethnic Identity in Chicago’s Chinatown” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


  • “Remembering the Past: Chicago’s Chinatown Resembles a Living Museum,” at  A Celebration of Research in the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences-Virtual Poster Session. November 9, 2021 (Poster presentation)
  • “Empowering Those Who Seek to End Hunger” at A Celebration of Research in the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences-Virtual Poster Session. November 9, 2021 (Poster presentation, with Dr. Walter Bialkowski)
  • “Exploring Culture: Interviews and Virtual Tours” at Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT), Fall Conference, November 5-6, 2021 (Asynchronous video presentation)
  • Language Shift and Maintenance on the Chinese Diaspora of Chicago” at Liminal Existences and migrant Resistances Conference (LEMR), Marquette University March 24-27, 2021(synchronous video presentation)
  • “Urban Space and Ethnic Diversity: Identity in Chicago’s Chinatown” at “Urban Spaces, Creative Places: A Blueprint for the Humanities in the City” Conference, Marquette University, February 14 -15, 2020 (paper presentation)
  • “Technology and Tools in the World language classroom,” presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2018 Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, March 8-10, 2018 (Oral presentation, co-presented with Erin Falk)

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7063

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