Excellence in Language Studies Award, Chinese
Student Name: Mallory Carnes
Major(s): Chinese and Music (with a performance concentration)
Bio: Mallory Carnes is a senior at Emory University, where she is double-majoring in Chinese Language and Literature and Music (with a performance concentration). During her time at Emory, she has been actively involved in the Emory University Symphony Orchestra, Academic Fellows mentoring program for International Student Orientation, and several honor societies, including the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Languages Honor Society. Mallory is currently writing her senior honors thesis in the Music Department, which is entitled “Creating New Spaces: Constructing and Performing Gender in Mandarin-Language Popular Music of the People’s Republic of China, Post-1997.” This project has allowed her to combine her interests in Chinese language and culture with her interest in ethnomusicology, as well as draw on firsthand experiences gained during her time studying abroad in Beijing in 2016. After graduation in May 2018, Mallory will pursue a Master’s of Music degree in Viola Performance, followed by a PhD in ethnomusicology, where her research focus will be the popular and religious music of China.