For the second time since 2012, Roanoke College is a recipient of the ASIANetwork's fellowship award. The College is one of eight recipients of the Student-Faculty Fellows 2018 award. More than 170 liberal arts colleges nationwide are eligible to apply to this fellowship.
Six student and two faculty fellows are given $40,000 for their project and a $6,000 mentor stipend after completing the project activities.
Students Alexander Pelletier, Emily Costello, Anna Ford, Brittney Rowe, Carolyn Marciniec and Phantesa Ingram will join Dr. Whitney Leeson and Dr. Stella Xu in South Korea to complete their project entitled Strangers in Their Imagined Motherland: North Korean Refugees in South Korea. The six students will conduct three weeks of intensive field research related to the overarching theme in South Korea. They will also present their research outcome at the ASIANetwork Annual conference in San Diego next year.
"We are very proud of our students because we won this grant over other so-called far more prestigious liberal arts colleges," says Dr. Xu. Dr. Leeson and Dr. Xu will be helping students conduct their independent research projects.