Karin FIscherJun 10, 2021
Pandemic Perspectives from The Chronicle of Higher Education
A Discussion with Karin Fischer
New Books Network 2021
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In this episode you’ll hear about: Karin Fischer’s job as a contributing writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education, how she researches stories about international students, what the pandemic means for her work and for the students she writes about, and what she’s hopeful about.
Our guest is: Karin Fischer, a higher-education journalist with a focus on international education, American colleges’ activities overseas, the globalization of the college experience, and study abroad. Her work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, EdSource, the Washington Monthly, and University World News. Ms. Fischer is also a research associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley and an international education leadership fellow at the University at Albany. She is a recipient of the East-West Center’s Jefferson Fellowship for reporting in Asia and the International Reporting Project fellowship. Her work has been honored by the Education Writers Association, the National Press Foundation, and the Poynter Institute.
Our host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality.
Listeners to this episode might be interested in:
- Chinese Journey: Student Migrations, Family Dreams and What Happens Next latitude(s)
- Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Education Writers Association
- Dealing with anti-Asian hate incidents at American colleges
- Visa problems for international students during the pandemic
- International students stranded during the pandemic
- The state of the ed beat 2021