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Thomas Talhelm

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        I'm a PhD candidate in social psychology at the University of Virginia, where I study
how culture affects the way we behave. My major current project is studying how rice and wheat agriculture have given northern and southern China two very different cultures.

That all started in 2007, when Princeton in Asia sent me to teach high school in Guangzhou. Since then, I've lived in China for four years, most recently on a 2012-2013 Fulbright scholarship and as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.

I've worked as a freelance journalist in China, and I founded Smart Air, a social enterprise to help people in China breathe clean air without shelling out thousands of dollars for expensive purifiers. Read more in this Atlantic article



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