2017 Recipients

Kim Chua

Kim Chua

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia, Singapore

Ms. Kim-Chua has been involved in higher education since 2007.

She has been working at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Asia) as a Senior lnstructor since 2013. She heads the Language and Communication department and is primarily involved in teaching General Education and Employability Skills subjects ranging from Basic English, Introduction to Composition, English Composition, Speech, Business Communication and Research.

In addition to her academic role, Ms. Kim-Chua is also Principal Consultant for a Digital and Social Media Marketing Company headquartered in Singapore where she crafts creative and innovative narratives for brands looking to make an impact in the digital landscape.

In both her professional and academic lives, Ms. Kim-Chua is familiar and passionate about the digital revolution particularly in the education landscape and its impact on HE, businesses and society.

Urszula Rutkowska

Urszula Rutkowska

Brown University, Rhode Island, USA

Ula Rutkowska is a first-year PhD student in English at Brown University. Generally, her research is on the intersections of literature, politics, and economics. Before coming to Brown, she earned her MPhil in Modern and Contemporary English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where she wrote a dissertation titled: “Representations of Home in Contemporary Iraq War Fiction.” Her undergraduate degree is from Brandeis University, where she studied English and Political Science; her thesis was on Hannah Arendt, and was titled: “On Thinking, Action, and Evil.” Ula has also been part of the “Western Jihadism Project,” a Department of Justice funded research lab.

Rehnuma Sazzad

Rehnuma Sazzad

University of London, London, UK

Rehnuma Sazzad is a Research Associate at the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) at SOAS and an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the University of London. Her monograph, Edward Said's Concept of Exile: Identity and Cultural Migration in the Middle East, is going to be published soon. She has published book chapters and articles on contemporary culture in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. She was awarded a PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies from Nottingham Trent University and an MA from the University of Manchester.

Vincenzo Cammarata

Vincenzo Cammarata

King's College London, London, UK

Vincenzo Cammarata is a SPLAS (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) PhD student at King's College London. His research interests lie in the linguistic and literary decolonisation through the Bantu spiritual theme in Lusophone Angolan literature, and in the audiovisual translation of Hiberno-English colloquialisms in British English and Italian subtitles. Vincenzo completed his Screen Translation MA at Sheffield University and his Linguistic Mediation for the Institutions, Enterprises and Commerce BA at Università della Tuscia (Italy). In 2012 Peter Lang published his article titled: 'The Barrytown Trilogy: An Investigation Into the Hiberno-English Language and the Intra-lingual and Inter-lingual Audiovisual Translation'.

Zhao Shuo

Zhao Shuo

Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi, China

Dr. Shuo Zhao researches in Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. His study and research interest focus on comparative education and second language education and teaching. He participated in several international conferences and served as a conference volunteer, which contributed much to success of holding conference. He ever studied and researched in several international universities as a visiting scholar. His motto lies that helping others is helping oneself.

Eleonora Colangelo

Eleonora Colangelo

University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France

Member of AnHiMA Centre in Paris and of LAMA at University of Pisa, she carried out both in France and Italy her research and teaching activities. She took part to several international conferences in Italy, France, United States, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Portugal, as well as to some French-American collaborative workshops on ancient religions and literatures. Co-organizer in 2016 of the International Seminar for the doctoral consortium between Paris and Pisa, since January 2017 she is part of the editorial board of the Journal « Encyclo. Revue pluridisciplinaire de recherche en sciences sociales” (Paris Diderot University – Université Sorbonne Paris Cité).

Bhargabi Das

Bhargabi Das

University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Bhargabi Das is pursuing her post-graduation in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. A Golden Key International fellow, she is an ardent advocate of Non violence and freedom of expression, having conducted talk sessions, group discussions and protest marches. She has presented papers on the power differences between researchers and the researched at the National Seminar of the Indian Anthropological Association, New Delhi.

She has directed plays and has conducted slam poetry sessions where musical thoughts of variety reflects upon the society, commenting from Illegality of homosexuality in India, Military brutality in the Northeast India and Kashmir to childhood and dreams. She is interested in the field of looking at the interconnections between culture and ecology in the islands of Northeast India.

Candy

Candy

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Candy is from Malang, Indonesia. Since four years ago, she has been doing her graduate studies at Doshisha University, in Japan, focusing on the cross-cultural analysis of refusal expressions. In her research, she did comparisons between Indonesians and Japanese refusal expressions in their native languages, examined from the level of closeness. The results indicated a relation between language structure and refusal pattern. Recently, she added four more Asian languages data, further confirming this link. She is currently finishing up her last year of PhD, writing her doctoral dissertation.

Katerina Girginova

Katerina Girginova

University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA

Katerina is a Doctoral Candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, where she studies global media events and audiences. Katerina obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies and Jazz music from The George Washington University, and a Master of Arts in 'Communication, Culture and Technology' from Georgetown University.

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Emma Gentle

Emma Gentle

The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Emma Gentle is a PhD candidate at The University of Sydney, Centre of Disability Studies, School of Medicine. She completed a MA in Art Therapy from Western Sydney University, a MA in Applied Anthropology & Community Work from Goldsmiths University of London; Diplomas in Psychology and Applied Psychology from Birkbeck University of London. Emma also has qualifications in Community Arts, Drama and 3D Art from the UK and Mexico. Emma facilitates art workshops with groups who are marginalized through socially constructed barriers, which informs her current research on the impact of art-making on people accessing disability services in regional Australia.

Christopher Shoop- Worrall

Christopher Shoop- Worrall

University of Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK

Christopher Shoop-Worrall is a PhD Researcher at the University of Sheffield and a member of the Center for the Study of Journalism and History. His work into politics and the popular press has been presented at multiple conferences both home and abroad, and he is currently working on a book chapter on Labour and the Press for an upcoming Routledge volume. He is also an elected Postgraduate Member of the Royal Historical Society and lectures on methods and approaches to digital archives.

Michael Krieger

Michael Krieger

Sacred Heart Universiity, Connecticut, USA

Michael Krieger completed his BA in Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his MA at Sacred Heart University, where he also taught for 2 years as an adjunct instructor in the School of Communication and Media Arts. His research examines the transmission of culture and ideology through mediated images and messages, with an emphasis on true crime media, as well as how audiences engage with and appropriate culture for their own social, political and economic purposes. This fall he will begin his doctoral studies as a University Graduate Fellow in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State.

Desiree Foerster

Desiree Foerster

University of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

Desiree Foerster is a PhD student at the Institute for Arts and Media, University of Potsdam, Germany. She graduated in Philosophy, Literature (BA) and Media-Culture-Analysis (MA). Her research interest lies in embodiment and how new artistic and design practices shape affective atmospheres. She presented at several international conferences, and participated in the New Materialism Training School “Research Genealogies and Material Practices” at Tate Modern, London 2016. As an independent curator, she also organizes events at the intersection of art and theory in Berlin.

Kimberly Teaman Carroll

Kimberly Teaman Carroll

California State University, Northridge / Claremont Graduate University, California, USA

Kimberly Teaman Carroll currently teaches in the Department of Asian American Studies, the Department of English, and Academic First Year Experiences at California State University, Northridge. She is also pursuing her PhD in English at Claremont Graduate University, with research interests in American Indian literature, American literature, and Asian American Studies. Her master’s thesis explored Jack Kerouac’s appropriation of American Indian culture, and her dissertation is focused on literary representations of American Indian veterans in Asian wars. Kimberly has recently presented on her family’s escape from North Korea, promoting literacy across diverse student populations, and multicultural experiences in academia.

Megha Sharma

Megha Sharma

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, India

Megha Sharma has always been interested in reading and writing, in academics or otherwise. She is pursuing an integrated course of B.COM(Hons) with liberal arts in India. She believes in the power of dreams and perseverence to achieve the same. Apart from academics volunteering, learning violin, nutrition are a few things which has interested her.