FreshEd was born in October 2015 out of the confluence of two ideas. Will wanted to make research on globalization and education less esoteric by encouraging academics to talk about concepts in their work in a conversational atmosphere using everyday language. He also wanted their ideas to reach a larger audience, beyond the confines of academic journals and conferences. Podcasting, as a medium native to the Internet, seemed like the perfect choice for his endeavors.
Will is an Assistant Professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University. His current research looks at the process of national and regional identity making inside public schools in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.
If you’re interested in learning more about Will, please visit his personal website.