GLS Alum Wins Graduate Student Research Award at Asian Studies Conference

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February 10, 2017

Matt Arnold, who graduated from the MALS program in December 2016, received the graduate student research award at the 2017 Southeastern Conference of the Association of Asian Studies. The award recognizes an outstanding paper dealing with Asia--defined by the Association as the Indian subcontinent (including Afghanistan), Sri Lanka, and Southeast, East, and Central Asia. Matt's research reflects on modern South Korea, where the tensions within a “dazzlingly modern society [whose] technological innovation and interconnectivity set world standards,” are at odds with a society also defined by centuries-old traditions. Read Matt's master's project, "Queer Korea: Identity, Tradition, and Activism," on DukeSpace: http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/handle/10161/13472