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Asian Studies Faculty Professional Development Mini-Grant Recipients (2016-2017)

Asian Studies Faculty Professional Development Mini-Grant Recipients (2016-2017)

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 mini-grant recipients. Proud of our faculty!

RECIPIENT: Dr. Avi Brisman, Associate Professor of Justice Studies.
PROJECT: To co-organize a conference panel entitled “Climate Injustice(s), Water Issues, and Southern Criminology” and to present “Climate Apartheid and Environmental Refugees” at the Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South on July 10-13, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Jeongwoo Kim, Assistant Professor of Government.
PROJECT: Presented “Facing the Challenge: The 2014 Reform of Rule 2a-7 and Participation in LGIP” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management on October 6-8, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Lily Li, Adjunct Professor of Humanities.
PROJECT: To present “In Search of the Female Self: Guo Xiaolu’s Novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies on March 16-19, 2017 in Toronto, Canada; and to present “Allegory, Gender, and Sexuality in Guo Xiaolu’s Transnational Films” at the Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association on July 6-9, 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Abraham Velez, Professor of Philosophy and Religion.
PROJECT: Attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 17-21, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Activities included presiding over a panel on Buddhism, attending a number of panels on Asian religions, participating in the Annual Board Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, and presenting the Frederick J. Streng Award for Excellence in Buddhist-Christian Studies.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Neil H. Wright, Professor of Humanities.
PROJECT: To present “An Allegory of Terror: Salman Rushdie’s Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Days” at the Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association on July 6-9, 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands; and to serve as chair and discussant for a panel entitled “Past and Present: Asian Writers Writing Abroad” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies on March 16-19, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Qian Xiao, Assistant Professor of Management.
PROJECT: To present “A Value Chain Analysis Approach to Designing a Regional Medical Cluster: A Case Study in China” at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference on May 11-13, 2017in Baltimore, Maryland.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Bangteng Xu, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics.
PROJECT: To co-organize a conference and to present “Schur Rings and a New Class of Association Schemes Whose Thin Residues Are Thin” at the International Workshop on Finite Groups, Table Algebras, and Their Generalizations on May 21-24, 2017 in Wuhan, China.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Mina Yazdani, Assistant Professor of History.
PROJECT: Presented “A Convenient Scapegoat: Baha’is amidst the People, the Clerics, and the Government” at the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Iranian Studies on August 2-5, 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Weiling Zhuang, Associate Professor of Marketing.
PROJECT: To present “Does Customer Co-Creation Really Produce Value?” at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Marketing Science on May 24-26, 2017 on Coronado Island, California.

Published on February 22, 2017

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