Awards in Asian American Studies
These awards honor and recognize outstanding students in Asian American Studies. Undergraduate students are formally nominated by faculty in the spring quarter and then approved by the Committee on Asian American Awards.
- Outstanding Achievement in Asian American Studies is presented to graduating seniors who excel in AAS coursework and foster initiatives and demonstrate leadership, both within the classroom and in co-curricular activities sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program.
- Distinguished Essay in Asian American Studies is presented to students who have written the best essays on any topic related to Asian American studies.
- Good Citizenship in Asian American Studies is presented to students who actively and regularly participate in activities sponsored by the Asian American studies program and honors their meaningful contribution towards community building.
2011-2012 Award Recipients
- Hyungjoo Han, for his captivating video "The Sherman Wu Incident" and his exceptional thesis "Increasing Access for Underrepresented Groups to the University of California Post-Proposition 209: The Institutional Responses from UCLA and UC Davis to Maintain Campus Diveristy"
- Kathleen B. Han for her piece titled, " 'Do You Hablar Coreano?': My Father's Immigration from Korea to Paraguay and America"
2010-2011 Award Recipients
- Kristen Sun (American Studies major and Asian American Studies minor) for her in-depth thesis titled, "Remembering the 'Forgotten War' "
- Irene Liang (Economics major) for her piece titled, "Asian Interethnic Relationships Among College Students in the United States"
Leila Pree (Asian American Studies minor) and Emily Srisarajivakul (Social Policy major and Asian American Studies minor)
2009-2010 Award Recipients
- Arben Jay M. Aguado for his thesis called, "From Our Feet to the Beat and the Page to the Stage: Filipino/a Chicago Youth Social Movements of the 21st Century"
Distinguished Undergraduate Essay
- Hannah Grune for her outstanding essay titled, “Lia's Story: Language and Cultural Barriers in American Medical Systems"
- Natalie D'Silva for her outstanding essay called, “Transnationalism and Family in the Indian Community"
Arianna Hermosillo and Duong Nguyen
2008-2009 Award Recipients
- Joseph Lee (Psychology major and Asian American Studies minor; Vice-Coordinator of Communications for APAC
- Christine Kim for her outstanding essay titled, “The Center Stage Theory of Race: A Different Approach to Race Relations” written for Asian American Studies class 245, Cracking the Colorlines: Black-Asian Relations with Professor Sharma
- Christine Choi, “Rewriting the Mainstream: A Comparative Study of Intergenerationality in Asian and Latin/o Novels,” American Studies Senior Honors Thesis advised by Professor Alba Cutler
Courtney Sharpe (Asian American Studies minor)
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