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2020 Ethnic Studies Research Paper Award Winners

The CSUMB Library is pleased to announce the winner of our Ethnic Studies Research Paper Award. Emily McMath, an HCOM major graduating in Spring 2020, has won the award for her paper "The Power of Guinaiya: The Intersections of Love and Resistance Through the Native Chamoru Voice." In Emily's words, her paper describes how "through indigenous acts of resistance and self care, the intersections of poetic expression, love, and social justice uplifts and empowers the inhabitants of GuÄhan and other surrounding islands in the Northern Marianas."

Four students, all graduating in Spring 2020, received honorable mentions this year, including:

Evangeline Pabilona, an HCOM major, for the paper "Six Days to Leave Home: The Diasporic Experience of Japanese Americans to American Incarceration Camps"

Alfonso Calderon Reyna, an SBS major, for the paper "The Chinatown of Soledad Street: A Historical Analysis of a Multicultural Ethnic Enclave from Early 20th Century Salinas"

Sarahi Mariaca Diaz, a Psychology major, for the paper "The Stress and Mental and Emotional Health of Undocumented Students"

Arianna A. Lomeli, an HCOM major, for the paper "Identity in Domestic Violence: Surviving Chicana Women."

As soon as the final versions are ready, these papers will be published to the Digital Commons.


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