Avery Bonner received a DURF grant for her thesis project, “Getting Bi in the 21st Century: (Mis)Representation, Identity Formation, and Self Concept of Bisexual People On-Screen and IRL.” She also received the International Congress of Infant Science Undergraduate Summer Research Grant for her project, “Implicit Construction of Gender in Parental Description of Their Infant Children.”
Claire Chun received the DURF award in Summer 2017 for her research, “Belonging in the Korean Diaspora: Beauty, Race Work, and Cultural Identity." She also received the DURF award for Fall 2017 for her research “Lost in Transnationalism: Korean War Films, Diasporic Identity, and Practices of Remembering as Belonging.” In Spring 2018 she received the CV Starr A/PA Student Research/Conference grant (A/P/A Institute) for “Towards Solidarity: The Role of Business in Building Interethnic and Racial Understanding in Flushing.”
Daniel Cuento received a DURF grant for his summer research project entitled “Not In My City: Opposition to the Olympic Games and the Fight for Socially Responsible Planning,” which he plans on presenting at the Summer Diversity Research Conference in July.
Khalil Hall was the CAS Class of 2018 Diploma recipient on behalf of the College's Office of the Dean. He was also a CAS commencement profile, a Winona LaDuke and Rigoberta Menchu Tum Innovative Response Awardee through CMEP's Nia Awards, and received a President's Service Award for his position as Vice President of Student Affairs.
Natasha Ladhani was recently awarded the FAST grant for her research project titled “Can Funny Triumph Over Fear,” which looks to understand the effects of Islamic-related comedy on Islamophobia.
Juliette Maigné was granted a DURF in Spring 2017 for her short documentary “Paris nous aime,” which was also named Arthur Frommer Research Scholar for Travel and Global Studies in 2017. In addition, she received the President's Service Award for her contribution to building community among the international student population at NYU.
Kelsey Moore received the Elizabeth Claster Memorial Scholarship and was accepted into the 2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program with the NYU Center for the Humanities. She will be conducting research on how Black Southern identity shaped spaces in New York City.
Daniel Pai was awarded the DURF grant for his seniors honors thesis and research on “Combating a Culture of Shame and Stigma: Chinese American Christian Churches and Their Perceptions of Mental Health and Illness.”
Emma Rudd was awarded a DURF grant as the 2018 Swartz Family Research Scholar. Her research project is entitled “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence in the Letters of Abelard and Heloise.”
Yousaf Shakil received a DURF Grant this year for his senior thesis research. His thesis is titled, “Examining the Effects of Explicit Affirmative Action Programs on Students of Color at Elite Universities.” Alongside that, he was awarded the American Studies Award and the Founder’s Day Award.
Hannah Shulman received the DURF grant for Summer 2018 for her thesis, “Destroy What Destroys You: Squatting in New York City and Berlin.” She was also named a University Honors Scholar.
Isa Spoerry was awarded the DURF grant and named this year's Horace Wendorf Research Scholar for her research proposal, which is entitled “Alternative Forms of Mobility Within Generations of the Sri Lankan Diaspora.”
Vincent Thomas received the DURF award in Summer 2018 for his research, “What are the social forces that keep school segregated today in New York City?”
Katerina Voegtle received the DURF award for Summer 2018 for her research, “The Aesthetics of Disappearance in the Work of Queer Latina Visual Artists.”
Ricardo Gamboa has also been chosen as one of Chicago’s Goodman Theater’s 2017-18 Playwright’s Unit, a year-long residency with the theater.
Emily Rogers has been awarded the ASA Critical Disability Studies Caucus Award for best graduate student paper.
Takako Sakamoto accepted Global Research Initiatives Fellowship at NYU Florence this summer.
Steven Thrasher received the Ford Foundation Creativity and Free Expression Grant, administered in partnership with the International Education Institute's Global Travel and Learning Fund. This is the first ever journalism professorship at a major university to focus on LGBTQ subjects and scholarship.
Maya Wind has been awarded a Social Science Humanities Research Council award for her research.