Dr. Rebecca Clothey is an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of Global Studies at Drexel University. Her research interests primarily include ethnicity and community-driven education initiatives. In particular, her recent research has focused on the efforts of the Uyghur community to maintain and preserve their culture for the next generation both within China and in the Diaspora. She has published various articles on this topic in journals such as the Asian Ethnicity and Comparative Education Review. She has received grants for her research from the Fulbright Student Program (one for China and one for Uzbekistan), the Spencer Foundation and the American Research Institute in Turkey together with the National Endowment for Humanities.