Nov. 15: Linguist, Writer Deborah Fallows to Share Lessons on 'Life, Love and Language'

Event Details


Date: November 14, 2012

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: Chapel of Reconciliation, Augustana College campus

Ticket Info: The event is open to the public. Admission is free to those with an Augustana ID; $5 for the general public.

Nationally known writer and linguist Deborah Fallows will share lessons on life, love and language in a special presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Chapel of Reconciliation on Augustana's campus.

The event, presented by the Augustana International Club, coincides with Augustana's International Theme Year and International Education Week.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free to those with an Augustana ID; $5 for the general public.

Fallows has written extensively on language, education, health, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The LA Times Magazine, Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly. Her first book, "A Mother's Work," was published by Houghton-Mifflin.

Her new book, "Dreaming in Chinese," published by Shortbooks in the UK and by Walker & Co. in the US, is based on her three-year experience living and working in China.

She earned a B.A. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas. Since then, she has served as assistant dean and assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgetown University. She was also director of Data Architecture at Oxygen Media, a television and online media network. Most recently, she worked as a senior research fellow at the Pew Internet and American Life Project, where she conducted polling and published reports on Internet use in the U.S. and China.

Fallows now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, journalist and writer James Fallows, and their children.