Yifan Xu

Yifan Xu

Yifan Xu

Graduate Teaching Associate



  • 2015, MA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • 2012, BA, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Yifan Xu is a doctoral student in Arts Administration, Education and Policy. She obtained a bachelor's degree in cultural industry management from Tongji University in Shanghai, China and received her master's degree from AAEP in arts policy and administration in 2015. After working at World Peaces as a retailer for half a year and with the King Arts Complex as a social media marketing manager for a year, Yifan decided to return to AAEP in 2016 as a PhD student. During her graduate studies in AAEP, Yifan has served as a GTA for ARTEDUC 1600 online. Yifan is the 2018 International Festivals and Events Association's Arts Festival Legacy Scholarship recipient and was promoted at their 2018 annual convention.

Fun Fact: Yifan has taught herself belly dancing and performed several times on Ohio State's campus and in the surrounding communities. She is also the only graduate student with TedxOhioStateUniversity and has been on the team for 3 years.

Research Interests

  • International Arts Festival
  • Cultural exchange
  • Cultural cluster policy
  • Festival evaluation
  • Knoweldge exchange and learning
  • Festival planning and management