Congratulations to our affiliated graduate students for their achievements this academic year.
Keisha Brown (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) received the Gold Family Graduate Fellowship for summer 2013 and will be presenting a paper at UC San Diego’s Graduate Research Conference.
Jier Dong (MA, East Asian Area Studies) is graduating this May after completing his thesis “Romance Rapscallions on the Cusp of Modern: Male Courtship in Four Eileen Chang Stories”. His thesis committee consisted of Professors Brian Bernards, Dominic Cheung, and Sunyoung Park. Jier has accepted a position as project manager for a private firm in El Monte.
Jesse Drian (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) received the Nippon Foundation Fellowship to study Japanese at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan in 2013-14.
Yu-Kang Fan (PhD, Sociology) received the USC Research Enhancement Fellowship for 2013-14 academic and his co-authored paper is forthcoming in August in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
Nate Heneghan (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) received the Russell Endowed Fellowship to complete his dissertation.
Josh Hsieh (MFA, Cinematic Arts) co-produced the documentary A Second Chance, which has been nominated for a Student Academy Award.
Nadia Kanagawa (PhD, History) was awarded a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for 2013-14, as well as a Roberta Persinger Foulke fellowship for this summer.
Kate Page-Lippsmeyer (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) was awarded a Japan Foundation Fellowship to attend the Japanese language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama, Japan.
Victoria Pinto (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) organized a panel and presented a paper at the American Academy of Religion’s national meeting, published a book review in the Japanese journal of religious studies, and was elected Graduate Student Government Vice President.