2006 – PhD, University of Alberta
2001 – MEd, University of Alberta
1989 – BA, Shanghai International Studies University


Dr. Yi Li is currently an associate professor of teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. She teaches EAL teaching methodology courses as well as graduate-level courses in EAL education and narrative inquiry. Her research interests and publications are on the topics of narrative inquiry as a research methodology, hope studies in educational settings, and narrative inquiry in relation with the fields of international education, EAL education, and teacher education. Prior to working at the University of Manitoba, she was a university English teacher in Shanghai for 10 years, a Myer Horowitz teacher education research scholar at the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development at the University of Alberta for two years, and a post-doctoral fellow in Hope Research in the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, and the Hope Foundation of Alberta for two years.

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