Congratulations to Our Graduate Student Fellowship, Grant, and Award Recipients
During the 2019-2020 academic year, our graduate students enjoyed great success winning awards, fellowships, and grants. We are truly proud of their academic achievements and offer them our warmest congratulations!
Carl Gabrielson, a Ph.D. candidate researching on contemporary Japan, was awarded a number of grants and fellowships: 1. UCSB Graduate Scholars Program Mentoring Grant; 2. UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Mellon Engaging Humanities Fellowship; 3. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Short-Term Fellowship for Research in Japan (Project Title: “Orienting the Troops: Militarizing the Interpersonal in the U.S.-Japan Alliance”); and 4. Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship.
Elizabeth Kataoka, a Ph.D. candidate specializing on modern Japan, was awarded a Fulbright Open Study Research Award and a 2020 Japan Foundation/UCSB Graduate Division Research Accelerator Award. She will continue researching for her dissertation project on “Assimilating Identity? Education, Epistemologies, and Ainu Consciousness in the Twentieth Century.”
Joseph Lovell, a Ph.D. candidate working on modern China, was awarded a highly competitive doctoral fellowship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Joe’s dissertation project is titled “The Maoist Soundscape: The Usage and Reception of Amplified Sound in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1976.”
Yiming Ma, a first year Ph.D. student, won a 2020 Japan Foundation/UCSB Graduate Division Research Accelerator Award, which will enable him to conduct preparatory archival research for his dissertation project on underground trans-war networks of Japanese and Chinese leftwing intellectuals and artists in Tokyo and Shanghai.
Keita Moore, a Ph.D. candidate working on contemporary Japan, received Japan Society for the Promotion of the Sciences (JSPS) Doctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan for his dissertation project titled “Grand Designs: Videogames, Societal Time, and Developer Agency in Contemporary Japan.” In addition, Keita also won the 2020 Koichi Takashima Graduate Research Award.
Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a Ph.D. candidate working on Shinto, received a number of important grants. She was awarded the Japan Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship, a Social Sciences Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC-IDRF), and a 2020 Japan Foundation/UCSB Graduate Division Research Accelerator Award for her dissertation project, “World-Wide Shinto: The Globalization of ‘Japanese’ Religion.” In addition, she received a GSA Excellence in Teaching award and is currently in the final stage of consideration for a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.