Edward Watson is a Ph.D .candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California–Irvine. Originally from the Midwest, his research interests lie within the intersection of race/ethnicity, education, language, and culture. Edward’s research broadly seeks to understand cultural and educational connections between African-Americans and Asian Americans. His dissertation examines the shifting of socio-cultural boundaries within Dual Language Immersion Programs, primarily concerned with parents and students that have little connection to the language and culture affiliated with the school (i.e. English-only speakers). After teaching and studying in China for more than four years, Edward returned to receive a Masters Degree in East Asian Studies at Washington University in Saint Louis. He has received numerous recognitions for his teaching and leadership and is currently a Pedagogical Fellow at UC–Irvine.