2012-2013 Asia Institute and Wagatsuma Fellowships Awarded

Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships and Asia Institute Graduate Fellowships

Asia Institute Graduate Fellowships

The Asia Institute Graduate Fellowships are awarded to UCLA graduate students whose research focuses on focuses on an Asian topic or incorporates Asia in comparative or regional perspectives or methodologies. The 2012-2013 awards are granted to advanced graduate students in recognition of their demonstrated achievement and the potential of their research and their promise as scholars.

Jennifer Goldstein, Geography
Indonesia's Ex-Mega Rice Project: Landscapes of Food Production, Degradation, and Carbon Commodification in the Age of Climate Change

Guangyi Li, Asian Languages and Cultures
Peace under Heaven: The (re)Making of an Ideal World Order in Chinese Utopianism (1902-1911)

Stephanie Santos, Women's Studies
"Don't monopolize the good": Development Aggression and Subaltern Filipina Women

Elena Shih, Sociology
Globalizing Morality and Rights: Localizing Transnational Human Trafficking Norms through the Movement, Market and State in China and Thailand

Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Faculty Grants and Fellowships

Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Faculty Grants and Graduate Fellowships are awarded in honor of the late UCLA Anthropology Professor Hiroshi Wagatsuma, who for many years served as an important bridge of mutual understanding between students and academics in Japan and the United States.

2012-2013 Graduate Awards

Clara Iwasaki, Asian Languages and Cultures
Passing Through: Itinerant Writers and China's Other Semicolonial Cities

Hasan Mahmud, Sociology
The Role of the Destination State in Migrants' Remittances: A Study of Bangladeshi Migrants in Tokyo, Singapore and Los Angeles

Faculty Award

Hitoshi Abe, Chair, Architecture and Urban Planning
Post-Disaster Housing in Sendai: Managing the Shift from Temporary to Permanent Housing

A $4000 Wagatsuma grant will support Phase II of this project, which examines the transition from post-disaster temporary housing to permanent recovery housing following the March 11, 2011 Great East Earthquake in the Tohoku and northern Kanto regions of Japan, where almost 106,000 were displaced from their homes.


Published: Thursday, October 08, 2009