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.
Geoffrey Robinson, professor of history at UCLA, recounts George Kahin's support and mentorship throughout his research and what it means to receive the George McT. Kahin prize.
Following his translation of Chinese author Fang Fang's "Wuhan Diary" into English, Michael Berry has received an NEA fellowship that will support the translation of her novel, "A Soft Burial."
Cong, Volgenau Professor for Engineering Excellence and distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA, was one of four Bruin faculty named NAI fellows in 2020.
Alden Young, an historian whose research focuses on economic development and Africa, recently joined the faculty of the International Institute.
Açiksöz received the 2020 Fatema Mernissi Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association for his recent book, "Sacrificial Lambs: Masculinity, Disability and Political Violence in Turkey."
International Institute students won five awards during Undergradaute Research Week in late May 2020.
Natasha Ann Lum has written three major research papers on innovation as a global studies major and will begin an M.S. program in computer science in fall 2020.
IDS students Christine Tran and Rowan Baker have won Fulbright teaching and research grants, respectively. Tran will teach English in Vietnam, while Baker will conduct research in the Altai Republic of the Russian Federation.
Otto Stuparitz, Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology, discusses the central role of dialogue in Sundanese traditional music and jazz improvisation, as well as the coming album release by his ensemble Bluesukan.
Dian Tri Irawaty, Ph.D. candidate in geography, reports on how her research on grassroots movements for housing rights in Jakarta and the communities around her have been affected by COVID-19.
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