Doctoral Students receive Global Fellowship to teach in Shanghai and Paris
Juliette Berg received a Global Fellowship from the Office of Globalization and Multicultural Affairs at NYU. Her project will be conducted during the Spring semester (2009) in Paris in collaboration with Dr. LaRue Allen and the American University in Paris. She will be conducting a research project entitled "Development of civic ideas and behaviprs among minority youth in France: What role do parents play?" in conjunction with Dr. Allen's ongoing work in high schools in the banlieues of Paris. She will also be assisting in the implementation of a new fieldwork course in collaboration with faculty members at the Psychology Department at AUP that will be open to AUP and NYU undergraduate students.
Erika Niwa received a Global Fellowship from the Office of Globalization and Multicultural Affairs at NYU. Her project was entitled "Cross-Cultural Conversations: Exploring Cultural Identity Among New York University and East China Normal University Students" and was conducted in May of 2008 at the NYU site in Shanghai, China. In collaboration with a colleague from Nanjing, China, Dr. Yueming Jia, and under the mentorship of Dr. Niobe Way, Erika conducted an intensive two-week workshop series focusing on cultural identity, specifically the role that culture plays in the development of self and relationships. This educational series not only focused on conceptual and theoretical aspects of "Culture" and cultural identity, but on the the methodological implications of such work for scholarship and practice.