J-Term 2019 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardees

Congratulations to the J-Term 2019 C.V. Starr Fund for A/PA Research Awardee!

Aine Nakamura (graduate student, Gallatin ’20) will travel to Japan to conduct archival research about traditional music and storytelling forms in Okinawa, Yaeyama, Miyako, Amami, and Hokkaido. Nakamura’s study focuses on oral traditions and songs, before instruments and notation systems were developed in the region. This research trip will further Nakamura’s comparative anthropological study on orality and Indigeneity in the Pacific, and her masters thesis.

The C.V. Starr Fund for Asian/Pacific American Student Research is available by application to NYU students and scholars working on academic and/or community projects with particular emphasis on the New York metropolitan region. The goal of this Fund is to promote a convergence of theory and practice in A/P/A Studies and its related fields by providing financial support for research expenses and/or conference participation. Learn more and apply.