We are proud of our faculty members’ achievements and contributions to Japan Studies and their respective fields.
This semester we celebrate the following achievements:
- February 2019 – Dr. Christine Yano, Professor of Anthropology, became the new Vice-President of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Read her welcome post on bridging Asian American and Asian Studies: http://www.asian-
studies.org/asia-now/entryid/ 196/meet-the-new-vp-christine- reiko-yano
- February 2019 – Dr. Aya Kimura, Associate Professor of Sociology, received the 2019 Rachel Carson Prize for her book, Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination (Duke University Press, 2016). In UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2019/02/21/kimura-awarded-carson-book-prize/
- March 2019 – Dr. Patricia Steinhoff, Professor of Sociology, received the Peter V. Garrod Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. For more on the award: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/chancellor/awards/#garrod
- April 2019 – Dr. Kristi Govella, Assistant Professor in the Asian Studies Program, was selected as one of the participants for the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program. For more on the program: https://mansfieldfdn.org/blog/announcing-the-fifth-cohort-of-network-for-the-future-program-scholars/