Research & Awards
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The International Institute and its affiliated centers and programs promote multidisciplinary research and provide platforms, such as conferences and publications, for the dissemination of research findings.
The bacá (baka in Haitian Kreyol) — spirit demons that can transform themselves and humans into animals — are present throughout the island of Hispaniola, but interpreted differently in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, says UCLA historian Robin Derby about her current research.
At the March 2019 annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Professor Shu-mei Shih was elected to association's Board of Directors as president-elect.
Andrea Goldman (history) and Ippolytos Kalofonos, M.D./M.P.H. (Geffen School of Medicine/ International Institute) were recently awarded 2019 ACLS Fellowships. Goldman is a member of the faculty advisory committee of the Center for Chinese Studies; Kalofonos teaches in the Institute's Global Health Program.
Jason Cong, professor of computer science and co-director of the PKU-UCLA Joint Research Institute, and his co-authors won the best paper award at the 27th international symposium of the Association for Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design.
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Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.
After spending a summer in Jakarta on a Indonesian Studies Travel Grant, Tassaya Charupatanapongse recently published a paper with the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal.
Ana María Durán used a 2017 Tinker grant to study urbanization and infrastructure development projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Her results have been published by online journal, E-FLUX.
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