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AMST Student Awards and Achievements

Jul 1, 2014

Congratulations to American Studies students for awards received and achievements attained over the past academic year (2013-2014)!  Our future depends on the contributions you make in our department and university and in local, national, and international communities.

 

AMERICAN STUDIES AWARDS:

CAPE (Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange) Graduate Fellowship Award
Yanli Luo (PhD)
 
Glen Grant Scholarship Fund
Lesley K. Iaukea (PhD)
 
James M. McCutcheon Memorial Award
Suhui Huang (MA)
 
Goto of Hiroshima Foundation “Fumiko Kaya” Award
Emily Y.K. Murai (BA)
 
Japanese Women’s Society Foundation “Kokoro” Award
Sanae Nakatani (PhD)
 

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AMERICAN STUDIES GRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS – December 2013:

Dissertation Scholarships ($10,000)
Erline “Sunny” Greer (PhD)

Graduate Merit Scholarships ($5,000)
Eriza Bareng (PhD)
Shannon Cristobal (MA)
Jeanette Hall (PhD)
Yu Jung Lee (PhD)
Yanli Luo (MA)
Sanae Nakatani (PhD)
Stacy Nojima (PhD)
Yuka Polovina (PhD)
Yohei Sekiguchi (PhD)
Leanne Sims (PhD)
 

AMERICAN STUDIES GRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS – June 2014:

Dissertation Scholarships ($10,000)
Liné Kruse (PhD)
Yu Jung Lee (PhD)
Darlene Mortel (PhD)
Yohei Sekiguchi (PhD)
 
Graduate Merit Scholarships ($5,000)
Billie Lee (PhD)
Tomoaki Morikawa (PhD)
Logan Narikawa (PhD)
Leanne Sims (PhD)
Pahole Sookkasikon (PhD)
Jessica Tan (PhD)
 
 
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OTHER AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Mandado, Ryan (BA)
• U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs 2014 Critical Language Scholarship to China (Spring 2014)
• 2013 Honors Fall Proposal Conference Arts and Humanities Honorable Mention Poster Award (Fall 2013)
• Teach for America, 2015 Corps Member (Spring 2014)
• Phi Beta Kappa (Spring 2014)
 
Martinez, Nina (BA)
• Achievement Scholarship, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
• Tomodachi Inouye Scholarship, Kakehashi Project (Summer 2014)
• Scholarships for Military Children, Fisher House Foundation (Fall 2014)

 
GRADUATE STUDENTS:
 
Bennett, Jesi (PhD)
• Graduate Student Organization Grant & Awards (Spring 2014)
• “Apmam Tiempo Ti Ulie Hit (Long Time No See): Chamorro Diaspora and the Transoceanic Home,” Chamorro Studies Speaker Series, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
• “Taimanu Hu Ayuda I Tano’-Ta Yanggen Taigue Yu’: Chamorro Diaspora and Trans-Oceanic Sovereignty,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2014)
• “Trans-Oceanic Chamorro Festivals: Validating Indigenous Identities,” Center for Pacific Island Studies Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
• Executive Board Member – President, Marianas Club, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2013-2014 School Year)
• Executive Board Member, Oceania Rising, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2013-2014 School Year)
• 2nd Annual Oceania Rising, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (April 2014)
• Mes Chamoru Events, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (March 2014)
 
Cristobal, Shannon (MA)
• American Studies Department Merit Scholarship, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
• American Studies Graduate Scholarship, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
 
Hall, Jeanette (PhD)
• American Studies Outreach Graduate Scholarship Award (Fall 2013)
 
Ladner, Huston (PhD)
• “The Convergence of Mechanization and the Modern Athlete in NASCAR,” Sports Studies Symposium (Spring 2014)
 
Lim, Kevin (PhD)
• “The Others: Asian Canadian Mixed Race Media in a Mess of Multiculturalism,” conference paper, Association of Asian American Studies (April 2014)
• Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Journal, Area Co-Editor for the Pacific Islands (2014)
 
Luo, Yanli (MA)
• K.S. Cheng Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2014)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of American Studies (Spring 2014) 

Morikawa, Tomoaki (PhD)
• East-West Center Association (EWCA) Alumni Scholars Awards (Fall 2013)
• Harold and Constance Lane Memorial Scholarship (Fall 2013)
• Faith C. Ai and Cynthia J.C. Ai Scholarship (Spring 2014)
• Edison H. and Sallie Y. Miyawaki Fellowships (Spring 2014)
• GSO Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Fall 2013)
• “The Horizon of Comics: Dealing with Trauma through the Form of Graphic Narrative,” American Studies Association Convention (Fall 2013)
 
Sekiguchi, Yohei (PhD)
• East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship (2012-2014)
• “Captivity Narrative in Vietnam War Literature Reconsidered: Reading Tim O’Brien’s ‘The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong’ and Daniel Cano’s ‘Somewhere Outside Duc Pho,’” publication, Renyxa 5.3 (2014): 276-297. 
 
Sims, Leanne (PhD)
• American Studies Outreach Graduate Scholarship Award, Department of American Studies (Spring 2014)
• GSO Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
• “Love Letters: Hawai‘i’s Woman’s Prison: The Role of the Kailua Prison Writing Project and the Prison Monologues as Expressive Pu‘uhonua,” Thinking Gender Conference, UCLA (February 2014)
 
Valdez, Jonathan (PhD)
• East-West Center Alumni Scholarship (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)
• Merit Scholarship, Department of American Studies (Fall 2013/Spring 2014)
• Mānoa Opportunity Grant, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Spring 2014)
• “Between the Cowls and Panels: Asian American Activism in the Secret Identities Comics Anthologies,” Association for Asian American Studies Conference (Spring 2014)
• “Unmasking the Narrative: Asian American Activism in Secret Identities: Asian American Superheroes Comics Anthology and Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology,” Comics Arts Conference, Comic-Con International: San Diego (Summer 2013)
 

 

 

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