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Clarisa Quan studied at the Alliance Francaise de Manille and the University of the Philippines before leaving the country and graduating with honors, with a BA, in linguistics and French literature, and an MA in foreign language and literature, both from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin, she was invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. After working as a lecturer of French at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and instructor at the University of Guam, she went back to school and earned her PhD in applied linguistics from the University of Texas, Austin.
Quan is an associate professor at the University of Guam, where she teaches English and linguistics.
Quan’s Filipino ancestry, added to almost twenty-five years of marriage to a Chinese-Chamorro and more than twenty years of residing on Guam, have shaped her research interests in language and language use in multicultural, multilingual, and multi-ethnic speech communities.