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Ethnic Studies Graduate Program Student Accomplishments AY 2021-2022

May 31, 2022

Hector M. Callejas

  • Accepted a three-year IDEAL Provostial Fellowship at Stanford University
  • Presented at the annual meetings for the American Anthropological Association and the Latin American Studies Association
  • Received an Outstanding GSI Award


Claire Chun:

  • Awarded The John L. Simpson Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Global International & Area Studies, UC Berkeley. 
  • Awarded Fellowship for Continuing Graduate Students, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley. 
  • Awarded The Toraji Prize in Korean American Studies, Asian American Research Center, UC Berkeley. 
  • Organized UC Berkeley’s Center for Korean Studies’ annual conference, “K-Pop Ecologies” where I also presented my paper, “Building K-pop’s (Meta-)Universe: Spectacular Beauty, Speculative Futures, and Virtual Worlds”. 
  • Presented my paper, “Spectacular Bodies: Mediated Spectatorship and the Figure of the Korean/American Woman in Digital Media,” at the Association for Asian American Studies’ annual conference in Denver, CO. 
  • Presented my paper, “Monstrous Beauty: Unruly Bodies and Diasporic Plasticity in kate-hers RHEE’s The Multiverse Portraits and The Halfway Point,” at the Sixth Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Symposium: Work in Progress at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Jaskirat Kaur Hothi:

  • Presented “The Intimacies of the Individual and the Social: A Theory of Mutuality” at the American Studies Association Conference


Jessica Jiang:

  • Listed as an Alternate for the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship


Cynthia Ledesma:

  • Selected as 2022-23 Berkeley Connect Fellow


Jesus Nazario:

  • Lead Organizer for the “Food Relatives: Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Global Food System” conference, hosted by the Food Institute Graduate Council


Lisa Ng:

  • Published “Cyborgian Model Minorities for Environmental Justice: East Asian American Studies from the 1991 National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit” in Environmental Justice, one of the leading publications in the field.
  • Received a Summer FLAS award to study French
  • Presented research at the American Society for Environmental History Conference, the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, and the University of Maryland Symposium on Environmental Justice


David Pham:

  • Awarded a 2022-23 Ethnic Studies Teaching Fellowship
  • Received Outstanding GSI Award