Summer 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Summer 2020 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees! 

Sabeena Singhani is working on a twenty-minute experimental documentary about A/P/A diaspora women and gender non-conforming essential workers in New York City. The film explores the patriarchy and heteronormativity that these workers are subjected to, their migration stories, and the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and communities.

E Yeon Chang will continue work on her project Bear Woman: Mother of Korea, which examines the centrality of the figure of the “bear woman” to the creation myth of Korea. Chang will complete a manuscript and a series of poems about the myth in relationship to the themes of sexuality, family, and nationality.


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.