Although this campaign has concluded, it's easy to give to Ohio University and support the Southeast Asia Studies Fund.
In Fall 2012, Ohio University and the Center for International Studies launched the Asian Studies Program — the only Asian Studies graduate program in the State of Ohio, at the time. This program, built upon, and expanded from the existing Southeast Asian Studies program, continues to provide opportunities for a broader and more inclusive study of all regions in Asia. The new program gives students the option to pursue a concentration in either East Asia Studies or Transnational Asia Studies. While adding these new concentrations has allowed us to offer new and exciting opportunities for our students and faculty, the University has also remained committed to excellence in the study and education of the Southeast Asian region. Students who pursue the Southeast Asian Studies track benefit from the University's extensive library collection, two endowed chairs, regional language offerings, and many outreach activities.
In giving to support the Asian Studies Program, know that you are investing in students and expanding opportunities that will help them excel in their post-Ohio University careers. Alumni gifts help to equip Asian Studies students by providing funding for their research activities, travel, and internship support.
Former Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant from Indonesia, Ihsan Faris (left), who taught Indonesian for the CIS World Languages program playing the kecapi, with Pittaya Paladroi-Shane (right) World Languages Coordinator and Associate Professor, Instruction of Thai & World Languages
Please consider a gift to the Asian Studies Program in honor of its rich history, its future potential, and in support of current and future students.
Namrata Jain, 2020 graduate, graduate student in Asian Studies: Namrata Jain was the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Asian Studies Student Award. Namrata first came to OU as a Fulbright FLTA Instructor in Hindi, and in the following year she applied for, and was accepted into, the Asian Studies MA program. After receiving funding support to conduct research during the summer at the National Gallery of Modern Art and National Archives in New Dehli, Namrata completed an outstanding capstone paper titled “India. The title of her project is “History of ‘Fashion’: Women’s Clothing in India Under the British Raj From 1857-1947”. The paper explored the post-colonial link between modern dressing in India and the British imposition of clothes and fashion upon the women of the subcontinent across caste and class distinctions.
Jahmir King, 2021 graduate, undergraduate in Asian Studies
Jahmir (left) was a scholarship cadet in the ROTC who was awarded the ROTC government scholarship “Project Go” to study in China. In addition to taking advanced Chinese, Jahmir also studied Japanese, and was selected as the CIS World Language Ambassador during his sophomore and junior year at Ohio. Upon graduation, Jahmir was commissioned into the US Army as a Second Lieutenant.
Aaron Reinhard, 2021 graduate, graduate student in Asian Studies: After completing his undergraduate studies here at Ohio University, Aaron enrolled into our M.A. program focusing on Southeast Asia and completed an outstanding capstone paper titled “Political Ecology as a Lens of Analyzing Identity Construction: Constructing “Dayak” in Kalimantan before World War II”. Aaron was awarded the prestigious Boren Fellowship in spring 2020, and designated to study and conduct research in Indonesia in the fall. However, given C0-vid restrictions on travel, the program was put on hold, and Aaron opted to accept an alternate Virtual CLS program during the fall 2020 semester.
Can help fund the costs of access to additional research materials (access to archives, journals, etc.), cost to register for an academic conference, etc.
Fund travel for a student to attend a conference or present research within the US
Can cover the student costs of attending a professional conference, cover the costs of travel associated with research, cover the costs of visa applications for international travel
Fund summer research and internships for students