Distinguished Thesis Award Winners

Iris Kim (2016)

  • The Intimacies between Tibet and Korea: Imagination, Religion, Politics. Faculty Supervisor: Hwansoo Kim (Religious Studies)

Alexandra Lynn Schwartz (2015)

  • Furnishing a Globalized World: Local Distinctiveness in the International Furniture Industry. Faculty Supervisor: Gary Gereffi (Sociology)

Ieshia Smith (2014)

  • The Plastic Face: Nation-Branding and Personal Branding in 21st Century South Korea. Faculty Supervisor: Cheehyung Kim (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, History)

Hannah Sieber (2013)

  • Chinese “Sea Turtles” and Importing a Culture of Innovation: Trends in Chinese Human Capital Migration in the 21st Century. Faculty supervisor: Timothy Lenoir (University Professor and Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technology and Society)

Katherine Soltis (2012)

  • "Biting the Bullet" and Banning Guns: The Brazilian National Referendum of 2005 and Its Defeat at the Polls. Faculty supervisor: John French (Professor, History Department)