Drs. Cha and Nakamura Receive GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies Summer Research Grants

April 10, 2024

Two GSEHD faculty members have received a GW Sigur Center for Asian Studies Summer Research Grant. This grant supports work in any field or discipline as long as the topic is related to Asia.

Dr. Jihae Cha received a grant  for her project, "Examining Factors That Influence Schooling Experiences of Students with North Korean Backgrounds in South Korea." This work is supported by two of Dr. Cha's doctoral students, InJung Cho and DooRhee Lee - both in the PhD in Comparative and International Education program. The project aims to present a conceptual framework that shows the complex interplay of individual, family-related and school-based factors that influence school dropout and persistence of North Korean students.

Dr. Yoshie Nakamura received a grant for her project, "Japanese women’s leadership identity development through reflective practices."