Matt Meier Award For Excellence in Student Research
The Ethnic Studies program invites students to submit substantive academic work centered on issues of race/ethnicity for the annual Matt Meier award. Work in any discipline or department will be considered. A broad range of work will be accepted including (but not limited to) short or long essays, research papers and projects (including capstone research projects), short films, investigative radio programs or other forms of audio/visual research. Winners will be awarded a $250.00 monetary prize along with a plaque recognizing their accomplishment both of which will be awarded at the Ethnic Studies reception in Spring Quarter.
Guidelines for submission
- Submissions should be centrally focused on issues related to race/ethnicity (e.g. - studies of African American, Latina/o, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native/American Indian communities in the U.S., history of racialization, manifestations of critical race theory, immigration, transnationalism, intersectionality, women of color, racial and/or ethnic social movements, profiles of significant leaders or organizations within minority communities).
- Only one entry per student.
- Essays and paper submissions should be no less than 5 pages in length and no longer than 35 pages and must include a reference list or bibliography to be considered.
- Projects and papers with multiple authors are allowed, albeit only one awarded will be conveyed.
- Each applicant must submit 3 copies of their work to the Ethnic Studies Program office in St. Joseph’s Hall, Room 109. Video and audio submissions may be sent electronically to the Ethnic Studies Program Assistant.
The Ethnic Studies Program Core Faculty will serve as the selection committee. Awards will be announced at the annual Ethnic Studies reception in honor of graduating seniors to be held in the Williman Room – Benson Center on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
- 2014 Feliz Moreno-Capstone Paper (English major), Kathryn Monreal-Course Paper (Sociology & Ethnic Studies double major)
- 2013 Julia Harrison-Capstone Paper (Environmental Studies major), Jordan Jue-Course Paper (History major)
- 2012 Jessica E. Gonzalez-Capstone Paper (Sociology major), Adriana E. Hernandez-Capstone Paper (Political Science major), Jonathan Tong-Course Paper (Psychology major)
- 2011 Isabel Durón-Capstone Paper (Political Science & Ethnic Studies double major), Paul Chianese-Capstone Paper (History major), Jacqueline Lynch-Course Paper (Political Science major)
- 2010 Gustavo Magaña, Jr.-Capstone Paper (Political Science major), Lindsay L. Mohundro-Course Paper (English major)
- 2009 Mariana Barba-Capstone Paper (Sociology major), Ashley Butts-Course Paper (Sociology & English double major)
- 2008 Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves (Sociology major)
- 2007 Cynthia Sanchez (English major) and Mandela Gardner (Communication & Spanish Studies double major)
- 2006 Michelle Rodriguez (Sociology & Ethnic Studies double major)
- 2005 Amparo Cid (Political Science & Ethnic Studies double major)
- 2004 Manuel Perez (Communications major)
- 2003 Sylvia Anguiano (Sociology major) and Loribelle Valdez (Political Science major)
- 2002 None
- 2001 Christina Morales (Sociology major) and Rosario Lopez (History major)
- 2000 None
- 1999 Alicia Gallegos (Political Science major)
Read a Tribute to Dr. Meier by Dr. Francisco Jiménez...
Cedric Busette Memorial Award
The Cedric Busette Memorial Award was established in 1996 by the Ethnic Studies Program to honor the memory of Professor Cedric Busette for his outstanding commitment to the Ethnic Studies Program and for his dedication to the goals of Jesuit education. As a member of the Ethnic Studies Advisory Board, he worked tirelessly to improve the program and was an excellent mentor to faculty and students.
- 2015 Jade Agua
- 2014 Dr. Sarita Tamayo-Moraga
- 2013 Laura Ornelas
- 2012 Dr. Aparajita Nanda
- 2011 Dr. Janet Flammang
- 2010 Dean Atom Yee
- 2009 Prof. Pancho Jiménez
- 2008 Dr. Alma Garcia
- 2007 Dr. Juliana Chang
- 2006 Dr. Bridget Cooks, and Amparo Cid
- 2005 Dr. Francisco Jiménez
- 2004 Rev. Gerdenio Manuel, S.J.
- 2003 Pauline Nguyen
- 2002 Dr. Stephen Fugita
- 2001 Christina Morales, and The Center for Multicultural Learning
- 2000 The Students of the Multicultural Center