Jared Hall is a history and social sciences educator based in Lakeville, Connecticut. On his bookshelf you'll find books on modern China and transnational trends in history (e.g. gender, nationalism, and empire). He has learned about these topics at least as much from living and traveling abroad as he has reading, which is why he is an advocate for experiential learning and study abroad. His longest stint abroad was in China, where he wandered down hutong alleyways and up sacred mountains from 2006 to 2015, interrupted by a two-year hiatus for a graduate program in history. These days you are more likely to find him cycling through the rolling hills of northwest Connecticut or at home with his wife Lei, son Jules, and their two cats.