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Alumni Spotlight

Each quarter we will feature an alumni in this section. If you want to be part of it, please fill out the short questionnaire on the right of the page. We will contact you for more detailed information!

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Alumni News

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The Ethnic Studies Department at UC San Diego is partnering with the Little Saigon Foundation of San Diego, founded by Frank Vuong,  B.A., Ethnic Studies, 2008, to raise funds for a Contemporary Vietnamese American Studies Fellowship (3293). Click here for more information on how to contribute to this graduate level scholarship.

You can also make a direct contribution to the Ethnic Studies department. Click here for more information on how to contribute to the Ethnic Studies Department.

Congratulations to ...

  • Cathleen Kiyomi Kozen, PhD 2016, has been awarded the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize from the American Studies Association, for her dissertation “Justice and Its Others: On the Politics of Redress for Japanese Latin Americans.".  Established in 1974, this prize has been awarded annually since 1987 by the Association for the best dissertation in American Studies. Cathleen is currently conducting postdoctoral/follow-up data collection in order to turn her dissertation into a book masuscript.
  • Christina Carney, PhD 2016, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Black Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Missouri, starting Fall 2016.
  • Angela Morrill, PhD 2016, has been awarded a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Davis, starting Fall 2016.
  • Lila Sharif, PhD 2014, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Asian American Studies (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lila is currently completing her second year as a UC President's Postdoc in Gender Studies at UC Berkeley. 
  • Kit Myers, PhD 2013, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Humanities and World Cultures Unit of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at UC Merced. Kit is currently completing his second year as a UC Merced Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow. 
  • Jose Fuste, PhD 2012, has been awarded the U.C. President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA for 2015 -2017; starting Fall 2017, he’ll be joining the faculty of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell as an Assistant Professor.

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