Christina Yuen Zi Chung Awarded Competitive Women's Studies Dissertation Fellowship

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Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies graduate student, Christina Yuen Zi Chung, has been selected by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars as one of eight Women's Studies Fellows for 2023. The Women's Studies Fellowship is a national program that supports doctoral work on women's and gender issues. Each fellow will receive a $5,000 award to help cover expenses incurred while completing their dissertations.

The eight fellows were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, and they represent a wide range of disciplines and research interests. The Institute for Citizens & Scholars helps support these scholars as they pursue research on topics that are critical to our understanding of gender and its impact on society.

Christina Yuen Zi Chung’s dissertation, “At the Seams of the World: Gender and Decoloniality in Hong Kong Contemporary Art,” offers a nuanced and thought-provoking deconstruction of gender and decoloniality in Hong Kong's contemporary art scene. Utilizing a unique “transactional analysis” method and a feminist lens, her research sheds new light on the intersection of politics, identity, and aesthetics in the context of postcolonial Asia.

The Women's Studies Fellowship has a long history of supporting groundbreaking research on women's and gender issues. Since its inception in 1974, over 600 scholars have received funding, many of which are now prominent leaders in their fields. The program is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in academia and to supporting the next generation of scholars who will shape the field of women's and gender studies.

More information about the new class of Women's Studies Fellows can be found on the Institute for Citizens & Scholars website at