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Graduate Student Summer Plans

Posted: June 2, 2008

Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages graduate students have exciting plans this summer.

  • Martha Berry will continue her research on the Indian film industry by interviewing filmmakers on how Raj Kapoor influenced their work.
  • Reed Burnam received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to attend the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) intensive Hindi program in Jaipur.
  • Shaohua Guo received an East Asia Graduate Fellowship to travel to China to present at a conference and begin her dissertation research.
  • Isabel Huacuja received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to attend the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) intensive Hindi program in Jaipur.
  • James Hudson will teach a course on modern Chinese history at his alma mater, Pepperdine University.
  • Mei Huang received an East Asia Graduate Fellowship so that she may continue her study of Japanese language at UT Austin.
  • Lilla Luu received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study classical and colloquial Tibetan at the Rangyung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal. Additionally, she will continue her studies of Nepali and Hindi at Tribhuvan University.
  • Maeri Megumi received an East Asia Graduate Fellowship to travel to Japan to begin her dissertation research.
  • Matt Milligan will study second year Sanskrit at the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
  • Kate Page-Lippsmeyer received an East Asia Graduate Fellowship to study abroad in Japan.
  • Natasha Raheja received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Urdu in Lucknow.
  • Yongzhen Shu will travel to China to present at a conference and begin her dissertation research.
  • Austin Simmons will complete his Masters thesis titled "Birds in the Rgveda," and then conduct research on the local wildlife for three months at the Gujarati Avian Preserve.
  • Keely Sutton will teach a course titled Eastern Religions at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Nhu Truong received an East Asia Graduate Fellowship to study abroad in China and travel to Vietnam for an internship.

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