Dr. Rowenn Kalman receives Gill-Chin Lim Award

Dr. Medina and Dr. Kalmann with Dr. Kalmann's awardOur own recent graduate and adjunct faculty, Dr. Rowenn Kalman has been awarded the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies from the MSU International Studies and Programs. This award, given every academic year, acknowledges a graduate student for their outstanding doctoral dissertation. The dissertation submitted had to be completed the preceding year of the award, and must focus on global studies. This award is named after the late Dr. Gill-Chin Lim, MSU Professor of Geography and Urban Planning and Dean of International Studies and Programs. MSU faculty, as well as from deans, directors, chairpersons, and academic advisors, nominate students from across the university for the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies.

Dr. Rowenn Kalman received her degree this past May of 2017. Her dissertation entitled “‘Conciencia’ for Conservation: Andean Indigeneity, Economic Rationalism, Technical Science and the Production of Diverse Subjectivities through Rural Stewardship in Ancash, Peru” examined the need for a new scholarly approach to subjectivity and environmental governance through the analysis of the broader context of competing discourses and multifaceted identities that lead rural stewards to engage in diverse, strategic, and sometimes ambivalent ways.

Rowenn received multiple fellowships and recognition during her time as a graduate student in our department including: Foreign Language and Area Studies to learn Quechua, an International Studies Program pre-dissertation research grant, a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship and GenCen’s Rita Gallin Award for best graduate student paper on gender.

Dr. Kalman received her award at the awards ceremony on March 29th. Congratulations Dr. Kalman on your outstanding dissertation research and your award.


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