2020-2021 FLAS recipients

Cory Knight is a Japan-focused Asian Studies MA student.

Congratulations to the following FLAS fellowship recipients for the study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies in the academic year of 2020-21.

  • Focus: Chinese
    • Katherine Crowell (BA/BS double major in Chinese and Natural Resources & Environmental Management)
    • Michelle Nguyen (MA student in Anthropology)
    • Chelia Rector (BA student in Chinese)
    • Michael Schainfeld (PhD student in Philosophy)
  • Focus: Japanese
    • Madison Boyle (BA major in Japanese)
    • Joseph Iseri (BA major in Japanese)
    • Cory Knight (MA student in Asian Studies) (photo)
    • Lillian McIntyre (BA major in Japanese)
    • Chloe Sakamoto-Akhay (BA major in Japanese)
  • Focus: Korean
    • Nichole Bradshaw (BA major in Korean)
    • Brianna Leisure (MA student in Korean)
    • Yini Lin (BA student in Korean)
    • Carey McClure (MA student in Korean)

2019-2020 FLAS recipients

Congratulations to the following FLAS fellowship recipients for the study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies!

Thomas Fukuda (MA major in Japanese) received the FLAS fellowship in 2019-2020.

Academic year of 2019-20

  • Focus: Chinese
    • Michael Schainfeld (PhD student in Philosophy) (photo)
    • Stephen Garrett (MA student in History)
    • Jeremiah Bonilla (MA student in Asian Studies) (photo)
    • Michelle Nguyen (MA student in Anthropology)
  • Focus: Japanese
    • Leah Wasil (PhD student in Anthropology) (photo)
    • Asia Dobb (MA student in Asian Studies)
    • Thomas Fukata (MA student in Japanese) (photo)
    • Gwendolyn Thornton (BA major in Japanese)
  • Focus: Korean
    • Laura Becker (MA student in Sociology)
    • Melissa Kim (MA student in Asian Studies)
    • Glenn Hill (BA major in Korean)
    • Shyanne Saunders (BA major in Korean) (photo)

Summer 2020

  • Focus: Chinese
    • Michael Schainfeld, (PhD student in Chinese)
    • Katherine Crowell (BA/BS major in Chinese/Natural Resource & Environmental Management)
    • Travis Green (BA major in Chinese)
    • Noelani Lommasson (BA major in Chinese)
    • Chelia Rector (BA major in Chinese)
    • Elizabeth Young (BA major in Chinese and Information Computer Sciences)
  • Focus: Japanese
    • Ami Mulligan (PhD student in History)
  • Focus: Korean
    • Mariah Abdelfatta (BA major in Korean)
    • Kyle Constantino (BA major in Korean)

Notes from a FLAS recepient

Shisa

Hilson Reidpath,  MA student in East Asian Languages and Literature, received a FLAS fellowship to study Okinawan language during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The FLAS program was a great benefit to me this year and I am extremely glad I received the award. No where else in the country would I have been able to study Okinawan language and culture in the manner in which I did this year. The fact that the university has a number of scholars interested in different elements of Okinawan language and culture made the experience all the more fulfilling and exciting. I really appreciate also that I was able to study Okinawan as I feel it is important for endangered languages like Okinawan to not only receive serious study, but also exposure to students who may not be immediately familiar with them. Knowledge of these languages can help contextualize other areas of the world that they may be familiar with and promote new and innovative ways of interdisciplinary thinking and education.