Graduate Student Recognition Roundup

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In the past months, graduate students in the GWSS Feminist Studies Doctoral Program have received a wide range of recognition, including awards and fellowships, for their innovative work bridging scholarship, activism, and creative expression. The department is thrilled to congratulate these students on their recent achievements, which you can learn more about by clicking the links below. 

Christina Yuen Zi Chung contributed to a new exhibit, Beyond the Mountain, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum and to a new illustrated interview series, 3SUMS, published by the Asian Art Archive. 

Ramon Johnson’s research and activism was recognized by two recent awards: the Clyde Taylor Award for Distinguished Work in African American and Africana Studies for their MA thesis on queer and trans* activism at HBCUs; and the Alumni Award from Women Engaged, a social justice nonprofit in Atlanta that focuses on reproductive justice and combatting voter suppression. Watch Ramon receive the award in this video of the ceremony! 

Michelle Morado received a Crybaby Studios music residency for Spring 2022, which provided a private practice space for the creative development of ideas integral to her multi-media dissertation on La Pachuca history, identity, sexuality, and cultural expression. 

Nastasia Paul-Gera received a UW International Research and Study Fellowship for 2022-23 to conduct ethnographic fieldwork on the politics of wildlife tourism in Satpura National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India. She was also awarded a Graduate School 2022 Distinguished Thesis Award.

fabian romero received two recent awards: a UW Graduate Student Equity & Excellence Foundry 10 Summer Award; and a Voices of our Nations Arts (VONA) Scholarship for their Summer 2022 Workshop in Narrative Journalism/Memoir. VONA is the premier multi-genre workshop for BIPOC writers. 

Jey Saung received the UW Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship to support the completion of their dissertation, Speculative Kinships: The Use of Biomedical Technologies in Queer Family-Making. 

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