Julia McClenon (黎思月) is a MA/PhD student currently exploring issues of lived temporality and Chinese religiosities. She follows scholarship on time, temporality, and being across the humanities and sciences, and is interested in cross-disciplinary work, welcoming conversation with scholars from other traditions, fields, and institutions.
Julia was previously a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) for the United States Department of State, assigned to China. She has also worked with the Department of Defense on social issues surrounding extremism, and in the private sector for several years before returning to school to complete a graduate education.
She is an award-winning spoken word poet and performance artist, and has lived, worked, and studied in East Asia for four years.
She is also the editorial assistant for the Taylor and Francis journal RELIGION, and accepts freelance editing projects on a case-by-case basis.