After getting her degree in literature from the National University of Singapore, Yen Yen taught English in a high school and worked as an instructional designer at an educational software firm before flying off to New York to earn her doctorate in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she received the prestigious Spencer Research Fellowship. She’s now an associate professor at the School of Education at Long Island University, where she teaches curriculum history, theory and design. Her work has been published in journals such as Educational ResearcherDiscourse, and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Education. She is currently a visiting Professor at Taiwan’s National Central University.