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Faculty, Staff and Student Awards - 2016


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Robert Harvey received a President’s Distinguished Travel Award for his keynote lectures in Tokyo in March.

Michelle Ho received a 2016-2017 Japanese Studies Fellowship from the Japan Foundation to conduct long-term fieldwork for her dissertation. At Stony Brook University, she was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. Additionally, she was awarded the Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Travel Award to present at the Asian Studies Conference Japan in Tokyo.

Joy Schaefer received the Vivien Hartog Best Graduate Teacher Award for Women’s & Gender Studies.

Brent Strang received the Design History Society Student Research Travel Grant.

AC Deger received an AHLSS (Arts, Humanities & Lettered Social Sciences) Graduate Fellowship for 2016-2017. 

Timothy K. August received an AHLSS (Arts, Humanities & Lettered Social Sciences) Graduate Fellowship & Faculty Research Award for 2016-2017 and a FAHSS (Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) award to travel to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience as well as the Orange County and Southeast Asian American Archive. The results of this research will appear in his book manuscript, The Refugee Aesthetic: Relocating Southeast Asian America. Also he was awarded a President’s Distinguished Travel Award to travel to Miami, Florida to present at the Association for Asian American Studies annual conference.

Greg Clinton received a 2016 Travel to Collection Award from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian.

Izabela Kalinowska was the recipient of a FAHSS (Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) award for her project on “Documenting Ukraine in Visual Media.” Additionally, she was awarded a President’s Distinguished Travel Award to travel to Lviv, Ukraine, to present at the ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention.

Danju Claire Yu received the 2016-2018 Taiwan Ministry of Education Scholarship to complete her dissertation.

The Language Learning Research Center (LLRC), directed by Andrea Fedi, was awarded a federal STARTALK grant of $89,000 to offer less-commonly taught languages at Stony Brook. This grant allowed the LLRC to offer Arabic, Turkish and Korean courses during the Summer of 2016.

E.K. Tan received the President’s Distinguished Travel Grant to present a portion of his current book project, Queer Homecoming in Sinophone Cultures: Translocal Remapping of Kinship, at the National Technological University School of Humanities and Social Sciences “Global Asia: Critical Aesthetics, Alternative Globalities” workshop. He is also the lead PI of the 2016–2017 FAHSS Interdisciplinary Initiative Fund for a lecture series, “#DigitalAsia: The Digital Humanities in Asian and Asia American Studies,” with co-PIs, Tim August, Nerissa Balce, and Sohl Lee.

Sophia Basaldua received 2016 Turner Conference Travel Funding to travel to Oxford, England to present at the Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference.


Faculty, Staff and Student Awards - 2015

Dylan Godwin (ABD) received the 2015 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.

Mary Moran-Luba garnered the coveted President’s & Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

E.K. Tan received the President’s Distinguished Travel Award.

Joana Moura (ABD) has been awarded a full scholarship to attend the 2015 edition of the Institute for World Literature Summer Program in Lisbon, Portugal. The Institute for World Literature, which is organized by Harvard University, is a one month intensive summer school for advanced graduate
students and other specialists working in comparative literature.

Beth Tsai (ABD) was selected to give a lecture entitled “Tsai Ming-liang at the Museum: Cinephilia, the French Connection, and Cinema in the Gallery” in Spring 2015 as part of the prestigious Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series.

Sofia Varino and Claire Yu (both ABD) won GSO Distinguished Travel Awards to support Varino’s travel to the “Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman” Conference and Doctoral Workshop at the University of Geneva in June 2015 and Yu’s travel to the Fourth Asian Conference on Film & Documentary in Kobe, Japan in November 2015, where she will present a paper entitled “The Way We Were: Documenting Taiwan in Qiong Yao’s Romantic Melodrama.


Faculty and Student Awards - 2014

Beth Tsai has received several grants and fellowships, with increasing value: a GSO Distinguished Travel Award ($1,500), The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowship ($15,000), and Stony Brook's AHLSS Graduate Fellowship ($20,000).