Spring 2022 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees!

Gracia Brown (MA student, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science ‘23) will attend the 2022 Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Denver, Colorado to connect with scholars in mixed-race Asian American Studies, conducting research to further develop her capstone, an oral history project on biracial Asian American elders.

Cynthia Yuan Gao (PhD student, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science ‘23) will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area to conduct archival research in the Reese Erlich Papers at Stanford University for her dissertation chapter on the League of Revolutionary Struggle.

Catherine Hu (MA student, NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science ‘23) will lead an empirical study examining how identity exploration processes and the construction of ethnic-racial identity may facilitate bicultural identity development in Asian American emerging adults.

Yuanyuan Hu’s (PhD student, NYU Silver School of Social Work ‘23) proposed study will use multilevel modeling and coincidence analysis to identify components of integrated mental health and social service programs that are associated with mental health service use. This will determine the combinations of components that contribute to a higher level of treatment initiation and numbers of referrals among older Chinese immigrants.

As part of her dissertation, Marisa Mariano (EdD student, NYU Steinhardt ‘22 ) will conduct a qualitative research study through one-on-one interviews with selected participants. This study aims to help illuminate the specific needs, challenges, and experiences of Filipino/a/x American students in four-year higher education institutions in New York and New Jersey.

Janiene Thiong (MA student, NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science ‘22) will research the diasporic Chinese communities in Haiti. Thiong’s oral history project uses the five stages of oppression as a theoretical framework to analyze how Chinese migrants assimilated into the broader Haitian national context.