One faculty member and two graduate students won UC funding for work on Asian historical and societal issues.
By Kelsey Sharpe for UCLA Today
The University of California Pacific Rim Research Program has announced its grants for 2010-2011, and included among the recipients are a UCLA faculty member and two UCLA graduate students. The program stresses new research that is focused on the Pacific Rim as a unique geographic area and crosses national and disciplinary boundaries. This year, $504,414 in grants was distributed.
Cameron Campbell, professor of sociology, has been awarded a $30,280 initiative grant for his publication, "Social and Demographic Impacts of Climate Shocks in 18th and 19th century China, Japan and Korea."
Sociology graduate student Elena Shih has been awarded a $20,000 grant for "Globalizing Morality and Justice: Local Orientations Towards Women's Work in Faith-Based and Rights-Based Organizations in the Transnational Anti-Trafficking Movement."
Steven Rodriguez, a graduate student in history, has been awarded $6,381 for "Whose Paradise? The Dilemma of Conflicting Models of World Heritage Parks in Contemporary Southeast Asia."
A fourth award of $15,000 was also granted to Jiye Heo, a graduate student in history, for "Siamese Overseas Trade and State Control of Resources."