The University of California Pacific Rim Research Program has announced its grants for 2011-2012, and included among the recipients are two UCLA faculty members and three UCLA graduate students. The UC-wide multicampus reserach program funds new research that is focused on the Pacific Rim as a unique geographic area and crosses national and disciplinary boundaries. This year, $499,747 in grants was distributed system-wide, with almost $100,000 going to UCLA researchers.
Victor Bascara, professor of Asian American Studies, has been awarded a $25,000 initiative grant for a project on "Militarization and Environmental Crisis in the Pacific Rim. Kieth Camacho (Asian American Studies) and Elizabeth DeLoughrey (English) are co-PIs on this project.
The UCLA Fowler Museum, under director Marla Berns and senior curator Roy Hamilton, and has been awarded a faculty research and planning grant for $15,960 to develop an exhibition and publication on the hand-woven textiles of Timor.
Hsin-Chieh Chang, a graduate student in community health sciences, has been awarded $19,993 for "The Social Impact of Immigration Policy on the Health and Well-being of Commercially Arranged Vietnamese Marriage Migrants in Taiwan and South Korea."
Joshua Herr, a graduate student in history, has been awarded $19,000 for "A History of the China-Vietnam border, 15th to 19th Centuries."
Chi-Hua Hsiao, a graduate student in applied linguistics, has been awarded $20,000 for "Subtitle Groups as Cultural Translators in China."
For a full list of UC-wide PRRP awards, visit http://pacrim.ucsc.edu/.
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